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double quotes

plural noun
1.
one set of double quotation marks (“ ”), as usually appear around quoted material.
Compare single quotes.
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  • Page 95, changed single quote to double quote after "I have not tasted food for two days!"

  • Changed single quote to double quote after "Are the priests kind to you?"

    Bolax Josephine Culpeper
  • Page 99, corrected single quote to double quote after "Is not that his name?"

  • Page 85, changed single quote to double quote after "win him from me!"

  • Page 83, changed single quote to double quote after "he wasn't struck dead!"

    Bolax Josephine Culpeper
  • double quote marks within quote marks were standardized to single quote marks.

  • Page 6, changed single quote to double quote after "I ha'n't got no chair."

    Bolax Josephine Culpeper
  • Page 40, restored chapter head poetry from Fireside Companion version and changed single quote to double quote after "again."

    Kathleen's Diamonds Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • Page 51, changed single quote to double quote after "taken by surprise" and added quotes to offset "said Bo."

    Bolax Josephine Culpeper
  • (changed single quote mark to a double quote mark at the end of the sentence) Page 242: “Never since Mrs. Masters went out of it.”

double quote in Technology

character
'"' ASCII character 34. Often used in programming languages to delimit strings. In Unix shells and Perl it delimits a string inside which variable substitution may occur.
Common names: quote. Rare: literal mark; double-glitch; ITU-T: quotation marks; ITU-T: dieresis; dirk; INTERCAL: rabbit-ears; double prime.
(1995-03-28)

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