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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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I hope that this article will encourage authors to cite the original articles and not their reprinted book versions in the vast majority of cases, with the few qualifications mentioned.
birth of the use of quotas in CITES, no specific mandate exists for
In summary, both CITES and the ESA were established to protect species and maintain viable populations in the wild.
They cite three grounds for optimism: the catechetical movement, the charismatic movement and the base communities.
A few unpublished studies ultimately proved impossible to find, but we eventually looked at every published study, some going as far back as the 1940s, that supporters of teacher certification cite, We also retrieved many unpublished studies, mostly doctoral dissertations, Even though these dissertations had not undergone the peer-review process that most academic fields consider a prerequisite, we were willing to consider any evidence, In the end, we closely examined the findings of well over 200 studies, literature reviews, meta-analyses, and advocacy pieces.
While the IWC bans all commercial whaling, Japan and Norway argue that CITES should allow limited whaling trade by creating its own standards.
A fractional citation counting method is used to ensure that papers are sampled across the various disciplines of science without biasing the selection to fields that inherently cite more than others (Small & Sweeney, 1985).
Seven of the fifteen essays cite Fabre's biography.
14) In support of its position on "incidental" repairs, the TAM cites Mountain Fuel Supply Co.
Through the years, many NGOs have participated in CITES issues.
In the United States, the Endangered Species Act designates responsibility for CITES implementation to the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the U.
She cites the example of not being able to sign when your hands are full.
The group's report for this year cites outlays of $520.
She cites Harvey's epigram on Machiavelli for the Prologue without registering the scholarly danger of the comparison.
Remarkably, none of the sixty-five articles on migraine mentions or cites any articles on magnesium and none of the sixty-three articles on magnesium mentions or cites any articles on migraine.