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as in: references cited in the endnotes Define
to mention a source of information -- usually as proof or an example that supports an idea
  • Sources are cited in the endnotes.
  • She cited two Supreme Court cases that support her argument.

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  • One report cited in Buchanan’s book warned that sickly immigrants "would endanger children in school and at the movies, anyone standing in range of a rogue cough or sneeze, or patrons of fast-food restaurants whose food might be prepared by an ’invader.’"
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • When asked to explain his decision, the president cited the United Kingdom’s role in the UN’s economic sanctions against the United States.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Soccer team rosters, citations at the end of journals, introductions at faculty meetings—always they seem to her some vestige of the prison lists that never contained her father’s name.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Wilkinson cited his desire to enlist but noted that an "immigration technicality" had derailed both his education and military career.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Marie-Laure LeBlanc manages a small laboratory at the Museum of Natural History in Paris and has contributed in significant ways to the study and literature of mollusks: a monograph on the evolutionary rationale for the folds in West African cancellate nutmeg shells; an often-cited paper on the sexual dimorphism of Caribbean volutes.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
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as in: cited from the President's speech Define
to quote someone (to make a point)
  • She cited Polonius’ advice to his son from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: "Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice."
  • The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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  • In particular he cited the Treaty’s provision permitting America’s armed vessels to cruise in search of suspected slavers.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
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as in: cited for valor Define
commend or praise publicly -- especially someone in the military
  • She was cited for valor in Iraq.
  • She was cited for her outstanding achievements.
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as in: cited for speeding Define
to officially mention someone in a legal matter - especially to charge someone with breaking the law or to demand they appear in court
  • She was cited for speeding.
  • Should you fail to appear at a probation meeting, you may be cited to appear before a Judge to explain your absence.

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  • Or be cited for contempt of this court.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
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  • This came from Oz, who was so ex-cited the boy seemed to float above the supple grass like a tethered bubble.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Of the 281 wrestlers covered in the data cited above, they identified 29 crooked wrestlers and 11 who were said to be incorruptible.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics

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  • To prove their points, they cite the turbulent democracies of ancient Greece and modern Italy.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • There are minor citations issued from time to time, like when Bram is late.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • "I’m sure that a citation of the highest order will be issued, with the next error resulting in a complete Infraction."
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • I hope he doesn’t get cited.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • They’ll cite me for losing it.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Of course, thinks Connor, it could backfire on them, and the cops could cite them for jaywalking.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I even cited about a half-dozen cases.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "But every one belongs to every one else," he concluded, citing the hypnopaedic proverb.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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  • And he cited the Moses of Michelangelo in the vatican.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But to what ultimate generalizing purpose all these have written, the above cited extracts will show.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Grant it, since you cite it; but, say what you will, there is no real dignity in whaling.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Mark you this, Bassanio, The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Silvia, I speak to you, and you, Sir Thurio:— For Valentine, I need not cite him to it.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • You mistake, Fernand; it is not a law, but merely a custom, and, I pray of you, do not cite this custom in your favor.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I expected gratitude and a citation of honor.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They proved it by citing Francisco d’Anconia’s past achievements.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He had to sign the proposition for the citation.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • He was —,cite alone, but where he was, he had no idea.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • And then he cited out wetly, ’It’s me, boys!
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • A traffic hovercraft dipped low, blasted out the standard order to proceed or be cited.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • If it took any more than that, she’d be ready for a tranq room and a parking citation wouldn’t bother her in the least.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • For the prophet will cite the actual course of events as proof that he was right from the very beginning.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Citing privacy reasons, though, she wouldn’t tell much, only that Whitney had been brought in by ambulance that morning and left a few hours earlier.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Global warming was the most commonly cited theory: the sun’s radiation interfering with the birds natural navigation system.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Nevertheless, the ancient Egyptian refused to wear wool until after the Alexandrian conquest, obviously citing its itchiness in warm climates.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • 14 Cited on Book III by E. T. Owen, The Story of the Iliad, as Told in the Iliad (Toronto, 1946), an often-recommended basic guide to the poem.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • My citing the creation of tension as part of the work of the nonviolent resister may sound rather shocking.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • But he was also an anthropologist in training, schooled in the importance of the kinds of cultural beliefs that the professionals cited.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I could cite one of the many laws of contexts and contrasts.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • With Mr. Taylor, it’s either a marathon metaphor or a citation from Scripture, and Cedric has heard the race routine many times before.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • It goes on to cite Mr Charles Booth as having testified that there are many laborers’ wives who are happy and contented on eighteen shillings a week.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • In justifying his soccer ban in Clarkston, Mayor Swaney had cited an argument public officials commonly deployed against the sport: the grass defense.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He wrote a report citing disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and illegal possession of a weapon.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • American and British admiralty courts routinely cite each other’s rulings.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Mr. Poole was in the Pacific, you know, purple heart and various other citations.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • They argue instead for a legalize-and-regulate model based on empowerment of sex workers, and they cite a success: the Sonagachi Project.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Are you honestly citing Julie Teller as the basis for your expertise on love?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • But if you’re going to cite regulations and clam up, I’ll advise you to lose that unfortunate smirk.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Until he backed out, citing the "great opportunity" of the ecology conference.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Ashima and Ashoke can both cite examples of cousins who were not officially named until they were registered, at six or seven, in school.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The health department will give us a citation.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • For 1991, police cited these statistics: 100,000 gang members, 800 gangs, nearly 600 young people killed.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I have cited my authorities in the notes, and anyone may refer to them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I will admit that not every one of the citations is all that familiar, but enough of them are.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • (That’s not a reason not to cite Homer, by the way, only a caution that not everyone will get the message.) Shakespeare, then?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The most oft-cited story was that an American consular official with connections to the CIA had tipped off the authorities.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • As a contemporary instance he cites, rather significantly, the Dreyfus case, over which the whole world grew violently excited for no sufficient reason.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • Now, as the crime-drop experts (the former crime doomsayers) spun their theories to the media, how many times did they cite legalized abortion as a cause?
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
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