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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

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.
John Clayton

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
Calvin Coolidge

When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine.
Richard Dawkins

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

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.
David Brinkley
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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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