informal Used parenthetically when speaking to indicate the beginning and end of a statement or passage that one is repeating: the second sentence says, quote, There has never been a better time to invest in the commodities market, unquote the brochure describes the view as, quote, unquote, unforgettably breathtaking
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- But when you're the editor of a magazine at a convention full of quote healers unquote, people will trip over themselves trying to show you how their particular shtick will make you feel better.
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