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Synonyms for speaking

the utterance of intelligible speech

capable of or involving speech or speaking

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When my interference had restored my unworthy rival to his freedom, could I submit to the degrading necessity of seeing her in his presence, of speaking to her under his eyes?
The time had been, when my speaking to her in that way would have brought the tears into her eyes.
Don't suppose I am speaking out of mere curiosity," he went on.
I am speaking ze truce," replied the hussar with a smile.
I am speaking, as before, of injustice on a large scale in which the advantage of the unjust is more apparent; and my meaning will be most clearly seen if we turn to that highest form of injustice in which the criminal is the happiest of men, and the sufferers or those who refuse to do injustice are the most miserable--that is to say tyranny, which by fraud and force takes away the property of others, not little by little but wholesale; comprehending in one, things sacred as well as profane, private and public; for which acts of wrong, if he were detected perpetrating any one of them singly, he would be punished and incur great disgrace-- they who do such wrong in particular cases are called robbers of temples, and man-stealers and burglars and swindlers and thieves.
He consoled himself after a time with reflecting that, since Adam's trouble, Lisbeth had been very timid about speaking to him on matters of feeling, and that she would hardly dare to approach this tenderest of all subjects.
The governor turned toward Aramis, and, speaking in such a tone that the sentinels could not lose a word, he observed, -- "I hope you have a good memory, monsieur?
He raised his hat and bowed--without speaking, and without looking at her.
Mr Venus involuntarily smoothed his countenance, and looked at his hand, as if to see whether any of its speaking properties came off.
Ogg's were not beguiled by any wide speculative conceptions; but they had their favorite abstraction, called Society, which served to make their consciences perfectly easy in doing what satisfied their own egoism,--thinking and speaking the worst of Maggie Tulliver, and turning their backs upon her.
Yet I am persuaded that it is your head rather than your heart that is speaking.
Then that ship would not be, properly speaking, missing.
Fragment #2 -- Tzetzes on Lycophron, 682: But now he is speaking of Teiresias, since it is said that he lived seven generations -- though others say nine.
When he saw that his expectations were realized, that there was nothing to prevent him from speaking, his face became gloomy.
He watched his opportunity of taking Darnay aside into a window, and of speaking to him when no one overheard.