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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Italic  \I*tal"ic\,  n.;  pl  {Italics}.  (Print.) 
  An  Italic  letter,  character,  or  type  (see  {Italic},  a.,  2.); 
  --  often  in  the  plural;  as  the  Italics  are  the  author's. 
  Italic  letters  are  used  to  distinguish  words  for  emphasis, 
  importance,  antithesis,  etc  Also  collectively,  Italic 
  letters. 




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