>Used in speech to show that one is exactly repeating someone else’s words
>To use a phrase which has been coined by someone else but saying it in disbelief
>To say something sarcastically
>A popular way to use this phrase when communicating orally is to wriggle the index and middle fingers up and down reflecting the quote sign. It reflects that the person does not mean what he is saying but it is being said out of anger, spite or to create a comical effect.
>She wants to practice law because it is a quote – respected – unquote – field.
>He said he’s been living under, quote, unquote, ” intense pressure.”