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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
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a dance in which a pair of dancers turns continuously while moving around the dance floor
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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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.