[uhn-kwoht; contrastively uhn-kwoht]
verb (used without object), un·quot·ed, un·quot·ing.
to close a quotation (often used with the word quote, which notes the opening of the quotation): The senator said, quote, I am unalterably opposed to this policy, unquote.
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A discussion of each mark follows, in alphabetical order by name of mark. Also includes how to divide words; use of numerals/numbers; possessives; and common errors in punctuation. Apostrophe (‘) is used to indicate possession, contractions, and plurals. Possession: The possessive form of singular nouns ends in ‘s, including nouns ending in s, x, z, ch, or sh. For example: a dog’s life, a lass’s smile. The apostrophe …
Origin of unquote
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Quote, "Lowery stated he and several others grabbed Ruby," unquote.Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the preceding quotation is finished
to close (a quotation), esp in printing
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