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take/quote something out of context

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake/quote something out of contexttake/quote something out of contextUNFAIRto repeat part of what someone has said or written without describing the situation in which it was said, so that it means something quite different His comments, taken out of context, seem harsh. context
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take/quote something out of contextBy confusing unrelated issues and taking information out of context, you do readers a great disservice.This has been taken completely out of context.Jennings accused the program of quoting him out of context.
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