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If a story is being told within a story so that it is italicized and a character within this sub-story expresses a thought, something normally italicized, how is that thought conveyed? I would think that one would place that thought in quotes.

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Typically to emphasize a part of italicized text you remove italics and then resume them. –  RegDwigнt Jan 17 '13 at 15:03
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Keep increasing the tilt. :) –  user35914 Jan 17 '13 at 15:06
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If one uses italics to set apart a story in a story, one may use ordinary text within the italics to set apart the story within the story in the story.

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and if inside the story there is another story in which has another story, this story would be in italics again :D –  user19341 Jan 17 '13 at 15:04
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