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articulate

Zoology (of arthropods and higher vertebrates) possessing joints or jointed segments
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I tried to tell him what I thought of him, but I could not articulate a word.
The world being thus put under the mind for verb and noun, the poet is he who can articulate it.
He was suffering horribly with thirst, and his swollen tongue and lips could hardly articulate a syllable.
All at once she began to sing in a barely articulate voice,--
Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespear and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.
He was quite beside himself, and could hardly articulate his words for rage.
Of this process, which was to her so full of effort, which comprised infinitely swift and full passages of thought, leading from one crest to another, as she shaped her conception of life in this world, only two articulate words escaped her, muttered beneath her breath--"Not happiness--not happiness.
Jerry, who heard, registered, and recognized many words that were as truly tools of thought to him as they were to humans, but who, by inarticulateness of birth and breed, could not utter these many words, nevertheless in his mental processes, used images just as articulate men use words in their own mental processes.
before he can articulate a word of his own; there is such a comfort in all these things, the transportation to London for four or five weeks seems a heavier punishment than any sins of mine deserve.
His last words, rendered barely articulate by exhaustion, still sang the praises of party manoeuvres and political strife.
Because a true and natural man contains and is the same truth which an eloquent man articulates; but in the eloquent man, because he can articulate it, it seems something the less to reside, and he turns to these silent beautiful with the more inclination and respect.
At length, collecting all her force of voice, she thundered forth in the following articulate sounds: