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1. A small mark or sketch engraved in the margin of a plate to indicate its stage of development prior to completion.
2. A print or proof from a plate carrying such a mark.

[French, from remarquer, to remark; see remark.]
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(rɪˈmɑːk) or


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a plate so marked
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print or proof from a plate so marked
[C19: from French; see remark]


(Biography) Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
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1. a distinguishing mark indicating a particular stage of an engraved plate.
2. a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usu. removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
3. a plate so marked.
[1880–85; < French; see remark]



Erich Maria, 1898–1970, German novelist, in the U.S. after 1939.
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Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was a German-American novelist.
Erich Maria Remarque is a novelist who has showed unfailing courage to portray the bare realties of the life of military people in the front.
Comparativement a la meme periode de l'annee precedente, on remarque quasiment une constance en termes d'affluence.
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Le jeune chanteur fit sensation et fut par la meme occasion remarque par le grand Mohamed Abdelwahab qui decouvrit dans sa voix un timbre particulier.
The spare, clear writing speaks to todays readers, however, and this overlooked classic should stand with the better known World War I titles by Hemingway and Remarque.--Anna Foote.
Pacifists like Paul Baumer in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front as well as gung-ho fighters like Buzz Morrow in John Hersey's The War Lover and Sergeant James in Bigelow's The Hurt Locker display exceptional courage and skill, but these virtues serve individual goals rather than strategic objectives.