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Definition of Text

Text

  1. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
  2. The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
  3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
  4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
  5. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
  6. To write in large characters, as in text hand.

Text Quotations

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
James Madison

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Music is the melody whose text is the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?
Antonin Scalia

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.
Helen Rowland
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Text Translations

text in Afrikaans is teks
text in Dutch is tekst
text in Finnish is teksti
text in French is paroles, texte
text in German is Text
text in Italian is testo
text in Portuguese is texto
text in Spanish is texto

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