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A passage doesn’t become a quote (or—better—“quotation”) until you’ve quoted it. The only time to refer to a “quote” is when you are referring to someone quoting something. When referring to the original words, simply call it a passage.

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  • n  a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
  • n  a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
  • v  repeat a passage from
    He quoted the Bible to her
  • v  name the price of
    quote prices for cars
  • v  refer to for illustration or proof
    He said he could quote several instances of this behavior
  • v  put quote marks around
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