in quotes

idiom

: preceded and followed by quotation marks
The phrase was in quotes.

Examples of in quotes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s in quotes because, aside from the speed of light, nothing is faster than this kind of photo shoot. Denise Snodell, Kansas City Star, 10 July 2024 The line, typed out in quotes, could be a lyric from the album that’s due in just days, on April 19. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 14 Apr. 2024 Ryan said in quotes provided to EW from an interview conducted prior to the start of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 30 Aug. 2023 Seated in a dressing room, Morgan looked at the walls that were covered in quotes from country artists and/or Opry members including Alan Jackson and Taylor Swift. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 31 July 2023 Yes, in both the ad the parents post on Craigslist and an awkward in-person meeting between Lawrence’s Maddie and the mother and father played by Laura Benanti and Matthew Broderick, date, in quotes, appears to be a euphemism. Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 June 2023 Williams responded with a post that featured the word optimistic in quotes and a video of himself sipping tea. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 26 Jan. 2023 Please re-read what’s in quotes a few times, and then stop and think. John Tamny, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 Williams responded with a post that featured the word optimistic in quotes and a video of himself sipping tea. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 26 Jan. 2023

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“In quotes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20quotes. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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