paraphrasing LBJ, McCain said: “I just wish one of them had run for county sheriff.”
(I'm paraphrasing here) Why would anyone need an assault-style rifle anyway?
“We want bread and social justice,” she contends, paraphrasing the slogan of the revolt that toppled Mubarak.
paraphrasing is telling (speaking) the same thing in other words.
paraphrasing the poet, “none knew him but to love him, none knew him but to praise.”
paraphrasing his words we note he said this: 'The day of my coming no one now knows except my Father.
“The very best,” Dan declared, paraphrasing the book he had just been reading.
With many parts of the first, in particular, she was so pleased, that she occupied herself in paraphrasing them into French verse.
And he did not apologise for paraphrasing the famous ballad.
paraphrasing the copy-book, suppressed desires will arise, though all the world o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.
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.