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in inverted commas

used in ​spokenEnglish after a word or phrase to show that it has not been used ​accurately or that the ​oppositemeaning is ​intended: Sick ​prisoners in the ​camp were "​cared for", in ​invertedcommas, by ​guards, not ​nurses.
(Definition of in inverted commas from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in inverted commas”
in Chinese (Simplified) 加引号的,所谓的(表示使用不正确或意思相反)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 加引號的,所謂的(表示使用不正確或意思相反)…
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