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discourse

a formal treatment of a subject in speech or writing, such as a sermon or dissertation
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Kim slipped outbehind him; for it flashed through his head that he had heardthis angry, stupid Sahib discoursing loud personalities to an oldlady near Umballa three years ago.
They continued to walk onward, while the elder traveller exhorted his companion to make good speed and persevere in the path, discoursing so aptly that his arguments seemed rather to spring up in the bosom of his auditor than to be suggested by himself.
Yet we have heard discoursing of carpets, with the air "d'un mouton qui reve," fellows who should not and who could not be entrusted with the management of their own moustaches.
And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits, which are of the same veins, though there be not so much blood in them, as was in those of the ancients.
Master Bean was discoursing easily on cocoa, the processes whereby it was manufactured, and the remarkable distances which natives of Mexico had covered with it as their only food.
He found his time better employed in seeking than in discussing, in discovering rather than discoursing.