Example sentences for: paraphrase

How can you use “paraphrase” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • To paraphrase Pink Floyd (or was it Catullus?)

  • What I am getting at, to paraphrase the infinite wisdom of Pigs is pigs , is that shit is shit , and there is nothing dysphemistic about it (unless used “in talking about one's opponents”)--that is, it is the context that determines whether it is dysphemistic, which is again dependent on whether it was the intention of the speaker to use a taboo word in place of socially acceptable one.

  • The “stetson” version was a joking paraphrase.

  • I guess I'm satisfied that writing is good for you, won't cure a thing, and anyway, writers seem not to have a choice in the matter: To paraphrase the words of Gene Kelly, we just gotta write, gotta write ...

  • To paraphrase the German proverb: it's the stress that makes the meaning.

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