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an expression used before or part before and part after a quotation to identify it as such, and sometimes to dissociate the writer or speaker from it
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How to use quote-unquote in a sentence
That to me felt like a moment where she really needed to put on her “Olivia Pope,” quote unquote, identity.Kerry Washington’s Favorite ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Moments|Kerry Washington|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A trove of Bush-era emails that had been quote-unquote-lost resurfaced in 2009, the victim of an ostensible act of mislabeling.Paging Rose Mary Woods: Obama’s Unbelievable Missing IRS Emails|James Poulos|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The risk of claiming that a series has jumped the shark, quote-unquote, is that you could be jumping the gun.‘Still Positive’ Shows Why ‘Homeland’ Hasn’t Jumped the Shark (Yet)|Andrew Romano|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To have your lifeline and your family be your quote unquote day job—you can do a movie and then hop right back.Matt Damon and John Krasinski Talk About Their Bromance, ‘Promised Land,’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Cain accused Rove of mounting “a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice.”'Tired' Cain Campaign Slows Down|Howard Kurtz|October 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST