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single quotes

plural noun
1.
one pair of single quotation marks, written as (‘ ’) and used especially for a quotation within another quotation: He said, “I told you to say ‘Open, sesame’ when you want to enter the mountain.”.
Compare double quotes.
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  • Page 117: single quote mark in front of "miserable" removed.

    Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen
  • Page 38, changed double quote to single quote after "Do you have to wear that when you are seeking religion?"

  • Page 71, changed double quote to single quote before "And have you lost your heart?"

  • Double quote marks within quote marks were standardized to single quote marks.

  • Page 148, changed open double quote to single quote in "your short story: 'The Shadow of the Unknown.'"

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • Page 149, changed open double quote to single quote in "'The Shadow of the Unknown,' writes the publisher."

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • Page 94, changed double to single quote at end of first line of poem.

    Pretty Geraldine, the New York Salesgirl Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • Acute accents are indicated by a single quote (') after the vowel, while grave accents have a single quote before the vowel.

    Christie Johnstone Charles Reade
  • Accent marks are indicated by a single quote (') after the vowel for acute accents and before the vowel for grave accents.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade

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