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Definition of Emphasis

Emphasis

  1. A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.
  2. A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.

Emphasis Quotations

Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other 'isms' grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.
Roger Ebert

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg didn't finish college. Too much emphasis is placed on formal education - I told my children not to worry about their grades but to enjoy learning.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

All emphasis in American prisons is on punishment, retribution, and disparagement, and almost none is on rehabilitation.
Conrad Black

Direct your energy toward achieving a goal, and tackle the problems with an emphasis on edging closer to a successful result.
Harvey Mackay
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Emphasis Translations

emphasis in Dutch is nadruk, klem
emphasis in Finnish is mahtipontisuus
emphasis in French is emphase, balisage
emphasis in German is Betonung, Nachdruck
emphasis in Norwegian is ettertrykk
emphasis in Swedish is eftertryck
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