Chapter 09 – The Conference

June 6th, 2011 § 0 comments

ipsissima verba

The phrase means “the very words themselves.”  It is used in conjunction with a quotation to indicate that the author’s “very words” are being used.  In reference to the opinion of Sir Abraham, the archdeacon could not be certain he had seen the ipsissima verba of the document.  [TH 2005]

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