quote from (someone or something)

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quote from (someone or something)

To write or recite a quotation verbatim from some author or piece of writing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "quote" and "from" to specify what has been quoted. I'd love to quote a few lines from your poem during my speech, if that's all right. It took me a while to realize he was quoting from Shakespeare.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

quote (something) from someone or something

to recite something verbatim that someone else has said; to recite something verbatim from a printed source. May I quote from your letter of the tenth? Do you mind if I quote a line from Keats?
See also: quote
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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