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used for saying what someone has told you, rather than what you know is true
used for telling someone what other people have said about something
used for showing that you are reporting something that you have heard when you are not sure whether it is really true
used for saying that you are basing your ideas, opinions etc on what you have heard or read
used for saying that your information comes from someone you trust
if someone says ‘quote’ before a word or phrase, they are showing that they are repeating someone’s words exactly, and they often say ‘unquote’ at the end
used when you realize that something you have said is a very well-known phrase or expression
used for giving information based on what people have told you rather than on what you know is true
used when you are saying something again that you have already said
used for reporting the last thing that someone says
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …
said in a way that is intended to make someone feel stupid or bad
the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives
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Free thesaurus definition of expressions used when repeating your own or someone else s words from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.