Pity the country, to paraphrase Brecht, that needs literary heroes.
To paraphrase Hemingway, climate change first comes gradually and then all at once.
The new Jim Crow, enforced not with burning crosses but with fountain pens, to paraphrase Woody Guthrie.
To paraphrase Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey: “In this world, you must be oh so clever, or you must be oh so heartfelt.”
It is a view that suggests, to paraphrase Mao, that justice grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Chaucer has taken it too literally, but his paraphrase is nearly right.
It was founded on Cædmon's paraphrase of the book of Genesis.
This line, for a wonder, is unaltered by Dryden in his paraphrase.
All the other impressions are—to paraphrase Thnard—embroideries on this.
It is much better to tell the story in your own language than to read it either in the Bible or in a paraphrase.
c.1600, from paraphrase (n.) or from French paraphraser. Related: Paraphrased; paraphrasing.
A restatement of speech or writing that retains the basic meaning while changing the words. A paraphrase often clarifies the original statement by putting it into words that are more easily understood.