Slanted letters that look like this: We the people. Italics are most often used to emphasize certain words, to indicate that they are in a foreign language, or to set off the title of a literary or artistic work.
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Words nearby italics
Example sentences from the Web for italics
“The first step is to raise average (not marginal) tax rates on upper-income taxpayers,” [my italics] Hubbard wrote.Fiscal Cliff Hostage Situation: Should the Rich Get Soaked?|Daniel Gross|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
[Italics added] The slogan "Get your government off my Medicare" is ludicrous enough.
He writes (my italics): “The Prime Minister … did no more than wish him well in his bid ...” Why “did no more”?
The italics are Hoberman's, but the words would be shocking in any typeface.
In this sentence all the passages in Italics are of Spanish origin.
When a word in italics is followed by "'s" the latter may or may not be italicised.The Protestants Plea for a Socinian|Abraham Woodhead
Observe these definitions,—they are of much importance,—and connect with them the sentences in italics on this and the next page.The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
The omissions and mistakes of your correspondent (which you will perceive are important) are marked in Italics above.
A dash rule represents the italics immediately preceding it.Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1|Michael Faraday