Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 December 2015

1,408 Pages

5.9 x 3.9 inches

ISBN: 9780198753575

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Little Oxford Gift Box

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs; Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Third Edition

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe, Elizabeth Knowles, and Julia Cresswell

  • An ideal gift in an elegant format
  • Over 4,000 quotations and 2,000 proverbs from past and present, as well as over 1,000 word histories
  • Over 300 subjects--from Facts to Forgiveness, from Kissing to Computers
  • Quotations taken from a wide range of authors, wits, celebrities, politicians, and thinkers, including Shakespeare, Lady Gaga, Nelson Mandela, and Albert Einstein
  • Proverbs include modern sayings and slogans plus words of wisdom from Chinese, African, Middle Eastern, and other cultures
  • Words with interesting or surprising origins, including dates of origin and an authoritative account of each word's derivation

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