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cite (something) chapter and verse

To recite all the facts or details of something. Likened to quoting scripture by citing the exact chapter and verse where it appears. Ask Stan if you need to be updated on the case—he can cite it chapter and verse.
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cite (one) for (something)

1. To acknowledge or honor someone for admirable behavior. The mayor wants to cite those firefighters for saving all of the school children in the blaze.
2. To give someone a citation for a particular legal infraction. Sir, if you don't stop yelling, I'll have to cite you for disorderly conduct.
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give chapter and verse

To provide full, specific, and authoritative information to support some quote, question, or issue at hand. Can also be used with similar verbs such as "offer," "cite," quote," etc. It is a reference to quoting scripture. Don't try to debate Sarah about physics. She'll give chapter and verse until you realize she's right. You can't be so vague if you want to convince me. You'll have to give chapter and verse.
See also: and, chapter, give, verse

cite someone for something

 
1. to honor someone for doing something; to give someone a citation of honor for doing something good. The town council cited her for bravery. They cited Maria for her courageous act.
2. to charge or arraign someone for breaking a law; to issue a legal citation to someone for breaking a law. An officer cited the driver for driving too fast. The housing department cited the landlord for sanitary violations.
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devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose

 and devil can cite Scripture for his own purpose
Prov. Evil people sometimes try to win the confidence of good people by quoting persuasive passages of Scripture.; Just because someone can quote Scripture to support his or her argument does not mean that the argument is virtuous. (Scripture usually refers to the Bible, but it can refer to other religious writings.) Sadie: Dad, you really ought to give me permission to go out with Nathan. He's such a polite boy, and he can even quote the Bible. Father: The devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose.
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The annual JCR impact factor is a ratio between citations and recent citable published articles.
For Pakistan National Research Index, the four components are 'growth in number of PhDs, number of patents registered with Pakistan, citable documents and development and non-development expenditures on education.
The original success and subsequent staying power of the commercially produced National Reporter System, while partly a consequence of its comprehensive coverage, was also due to its providing the case law of all state and federal courts in a consistent format, indexed according to a single topical matrix, and citable according to a standard formula.
article is particularly impressive, given that it was published in 2002, 2 years into the sample period (meaning that it was a citable article in only 3 of the 5 years of data collection).
Puede, en cambio, volver citable esa vida en su absoluta irrecuperabilidad; es decir, no resucitando el pasado, sino llamandolo, citandolo como pasado.
Por ejemplo, es citable el discurso sobre Las cuatro libertades que Franklin D.
La marca (textual, organizada segun un itinerario narrado como una historia intelectual de orden propio, inherente a ese sujeto mujer que escribe) constituye uno de los tantos hitos en ese desplazamiento que es la huella, verbalizable, citable, abordable, de algunos momentos decisivos de dicha formacion.
1 that made citable so-called "unpublished" opinions.
only a redeemed mankind is granted the fullness of its past--which is to say, only for a redeemed mankind has its past become citable in all its moments.
The files, journals, or decisions referenced in Wikipedia articles are almost always citable and typically stand for the proposition the Wikipedia article is making.
56), Lutgendorf problematizes this identification--first made by George Weston Briggs in 1938--as Briggs, in fact, had no citable evidence for such an observation.
In other words, nothing can substitute good old aggressive persuasion of researchers and institutions carrying out potentially highly citable research even if it means following the 'Maddox formula' (6) i.
Correct interpretation in these cases requires a sophisticated understanding of the requirements of code selection, citable references, and logical argument.
Unlike energy consumption rates, however, there does not appear to be an objective, citable source for a representative demand rate for the U.
I guess the city attorney is not aware that the law requires you to have insurance when operating a vehicle; it's a citable offense.