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  • Received Pronunciation (RP), also called the Queen's (or King's) The introduction of the term Received Pronunciation is usually credited to Daniel Jones after his comment in 1917 "In what follows I call it Received Pronunciation (abbreviation RP), for want of a better term. — “Received Pronunciation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • This article includes a list of countries of the world sorted by received Foreign direct investment (FDI) stock, the level of accumulated FDI in a country. The US dollar estimates presented here are calculated at market or government official exchange rates. — “List of countries by received FDI - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org
  • It would be helpful to have an audio file for this article, demonstrating what Received Pronunciation sounds like. The link at the bottom to the Wells article seems to define "Received Pronunciation" rather widely. — “Talk:Received Pronunciation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • As I am an honest man, I thought you had received some bodily wound; there is more sense in that than in reputation. — “Othello” by William Shakespeare
  • Maskull cried out to his companions, but received no response. — “A Voyage to Arcturus” by David Lindsay
  • The flies and insects have received their first warning. — “Hunger” by Knut Hamsun
  • There is division betwixt the dukes, and a worse matter than that: I have received a letter this night;–'tis dangerous to be spoken;–I have locked the letter in my closet: these injuries the king now bears will be revenged home; there's part of a power already footed: we must incline to the king. — “King Lear” by William Shakespeare
  • When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon, Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon: While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl, And concluded the banquet–]... — “Alice's Adventures In Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
  • At the end of the evening Kitty told her mother of her conversation with Levin, and in spite of all the pity she felt for Levin, she was glad at the thought that she had received an offer . — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy

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