single quotes

noun
(one pair of single quotation marks, written as (‘ ’) and used especially for a quotation within another quotation): He said, “I told you to say ‘Open, sesame’ when you want to enter the mountain.”
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To search for a phrase, enclose it in single quotes.
Single quotes may be used to avoid having the enclosed values interpreted.
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