spoke


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Synonyms for spoke

support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim

one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder

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I spoke for five minutes to an audience of two thousand people, composed mostly of Southern and Northern whites.
The Mayor and several other city and state officials spoke before the committee.
I spoke for fifteen or twenty minutes, and was surprised at the close of my address to receive the hearty congratulations of the Georgia committee and of the members of Congress who were present.
Now I made as though I would depart, then, turning suddenly, I spoke once more, saying:--
All this while I had spoken to Umslopogaas in a feigned voice, my father, but now I spoke again and in my own voice, saying:--
Thus he spoke, and when each of them had marked his lot, and had thrown it into the helmet of Agamemnon son of Atreus, the people lifted their hands in prayer, and thus would one of them say as he looked into the vault of heaven, "Father Jove, grant that the lot fall on Ajax, or on the son of Tydeus, or upon the king of rich Mycene himself.
He poised his spear as he spoke, and hurled it from him.
Neither spoke, yet both knew before they opened the closed door what they would find beyond.
Pressed by the throng against the high backs of the chairs, the orators spoke one after another and sometimes two together.
The longer she spoke, the more disadvantageously she challenged comparison with the absent woman, whose name she so obstinately and so audaciously persisted in assuming as her own.
He spoke, in the warmth of his indignation, loud enough for Grace to hear him.
But we soon dropped that subject, and Sir Percival spoke next, in the most unselfish terms, of his engagement with Laura.
You know that she never broke a promise in her life--you know that she entered on this engagement at the beginning of her father's fatal illness, and that he spoke hopefully and happily of her marriage to Sir Percival Glyde on his deathbed.
He spoke rather to himself than to the visitor, but when he had put the lamp upon the table, he took it up, as if impelled by some momentary recollection or curiosity, and held it near his face.
They listened as he spoke again within its silent walls.
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