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    The meaning of "quote"

    In a surreal move, the city's transportation bureau ordered drivers not to read the issue of the China Economic Times in question. More seriously, some taxi drivers quoted in the article received death threats and the journalist was forced to be accompanied by bodyguards for three months.

    In a Longman dictionary, there are two definitions for the word "quote", namely:

    1. to repeat exactly what someone else has said or written
    2. to mention an example of something to support what you are saying.

    In the above paragraph, which definition applies? The first one? If one wants to use the second definition of the word, how to use it? Could you give a sentence in which the second definition of the word "quote" is used. Thanks.

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    Re: The meaning of "quote"

    Without reading the entire article, it implies that taxi drivers' comments were used within the article cited.

    For your second query:

    "The quoted text indicates that the theory presented is based on facts."
    "Let me quote what Johnson says about Scotsmen."

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