It is a view that suggests, to paraphrase Mao, that justice grows out of the barrel of a gun.
To paraphrase Hemingway, climate change first comes gradually and then all at once.
To paraphrase a line from the real-estate business, it all comes down to occupation, occupation, occupation.
To paraphrase Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey: “In this world, you must be oh so clever, or you must be oh so heartfelt.”
But to paraphrase Lady Bracknell: To pull out of one war may be regarded as a misfortune.
Chaucer has taken it too literally, but his paraphrase is nearly right.
It was really only a paraphrase of the old story of the grub and the butterfly.
This line, for a wonder, is unaltered by Dryden in his paraphrase.
The paraphrase which has just been given of it goes beyond the actual words of Plato.
It is much better to tell the story in your own language than to read it either in the Bible or in a paraphrase.
c.1600, from paraphrase (n.) or from French paraphraser. Related: Paraphrased; paraphrasing.
A restatement of speech or writing that retains the basic meaning while changing the words. A paraphrase often clarifies the original statement by putting it into words that are more easily understood.