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remark

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishremarkre‧mark1 /rɪˈmɑːk $ -ɑːrk/ ●●● W3 noun  1 [countable]SAY something that you say when you express an opinion or say what you have noticed syn comment Unfortunately, a local journalist overheard the remark.see thesaurus at comment2 remarksCOLLOCATIONSverbsmake a remarkI’m sorry, I shouldn’t have made that remark.ignore a remarkHe ignored my remark and carried on working.address your remarks to somebody (=make your remarks to someone)He addressed all his remarks to her husband.mean something by a remarkWhat did you mean by that remark?adjectivesa casual/throwaway remark (=one that you do not think about carefully)These days a casual remark can get you into trouble.I didn’t mean to upset you – it was just a throwaway remark.a chance remark (=one that is not planned or intended)I found out about their relationship from a chance remark Teddy made at dinner.a personal remark (=a remark about someone’s appearance or behaviour, especially an offensive one)He kept making personal remarks about Tom.a racist/sexist remark (=an offensive remark showing racist/sexist attitudes)The men are accused of making racist remarks to a taxi driver in a dispute over a fare.When faced with a sexist remark, women have to either confront the person or ignore it.a disparaging remark (=one that shows you do not think someone or something is very good)My aunt always makes disparaging remarks about my appearance.a rude remarkThe children kept interrupting and making rude remarks.a snide remark (=one that criticizes in an indirect way, especially unfairly)Will you stop making snide remarks about my mother!a witty remark (=one that is clever and amusing)I tried to think of a witty remark to make.a sarcastic remark (=one that seems to mean the opposite of what you really mean)She was always making sarcastic remarks about his work.
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remarkIt was just a casual remark - I didn't mean anything by it.Mr Hill sat down and made a few remarks about the weather.Some further remarks on this subject will be made in the next chapter.He kept laughing, cackling, making wild, insane remarks.His jeering remarks had hidden barbs, and just went to prove how little he cared either way.It was that last remark that echoed in Kelly's mind as Boardwalk was loaded into the stalls.I shall not be able to complete my remarks anyway.Clinton went on to quote it again during the State of the Union and in other public remarks or private conversations.Elliot had been accused of making racist remarks.I ignored his rude remark about my clothes.The audience roared with laughter at Carson's remarks.Locke's remarks are just as puzzling.I'm fed up with your snide remarks.What do you mean by that remark?Fakhru heard the remark, but said nothing; he preferred not to ruin a good business deal with petty religions differences.The remarks followed the company's attempt to demote the men.
remarkremark2 ●●○ verb [transitive]  SAYto say something, especially about something you have just noticed ‘This house must be very old, ’ he remarked.remark that Anderson left the table, remarking that he had some work to do.remark on/upon He remarked on the difference in security measures at the two airports.see thesaurus at say→ See Verb table
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remark""There's a strange smell in here, '' she remarked."I hate that machine, " Anderson remarked.And other studies have remarked on how frontotemporal-dementia patients sometimes gain new talents.A lot of our customers remark on the quality of our workmanship.The effect of such narrow specialization in subject content and style of teaching has already been remarked on.Kate remarked that it was amazing how much her kids knew about science.remark thatSeveral people remarked that Bill seemed like a nice man.It is a remark that effectively sums up the difference between himself and the rest of the band.He is an able politician, and extremely artful in accomplishing any particular object; it is remarked that he seldom fails.Steve Largent recently remarked that his most important public involvement is his church.He was such a gracious host, it was remarked that in another life he might have run a great hotel.She dresses marvellously well and I constantly remark that she has the gift of presenting herself well.He remarks that when the state of our minds does not appear to change we do not notice that time has elapsed.
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Verb table
remark
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyremark
he, she, itremarks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyremarked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave remarked
he, she, ithas remarked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad remarked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill remark
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have remarked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam remarking
he, she, itis remarking
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you, we, theyare remarking
Past
I, he, she, itwas remarking
you, we, theywere remarking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been remarking
he, she, ithas been remarking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been remarking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be remarking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been remarking
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