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utterance

Logic philosophy an element of spoken language, esp a sentence
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The commonest utterances of the commonest citizens in the time of the Colour Revolt seem to have been suffused with a richer tinge of word or thought; and to that era we are even now indebted for our finest poetry and for whatever rhythm still remains in the more scientific utterance of these modern days.
“I will—I will,” cried the youth, with a kind of hysterical utterance.
All public utterances were cheery and optimistic, but privately many of the utters were in desperate straits.
As to Captain Lydgate himself, his low brow, his aquiline nose bent on one side, and his rather heavy utterance, might have been disadvantageous in any young gentleman who had not a military bearing and mustache to give him what is doted on by some flower-like blond heads as "style." He had, moreover, that sort of high-breeding which consists in being free from the petty solicitudes of middle-class gentility, and he was a great critic of feminine charms.
"Dear!" with the lingering utterance which affection gives to the word.
Rosamond's thin utterance threw into the words "What can--I--do!" as much neutrality as they could hold.
"Are we to go without spoons and forks then?" said Rosamond, whose very lips seemed to get thinner with the thinness of her utterance. She was determined to make no further resistance or suggestions.
She would have given the world to be able to speak--and to make them understand that she hoped no coolness, no slight, would appear in their behaviour to him;--but she had no utterance, and was obliged to leave all to their own discretion.
No English poet before him has ever excelled his utterances on music, none has so much as rivalled his utterances on art.
An officer formerly attached to a king's household, whose business it was to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances, the absurdity being attested by his motley costume.
She was overcome with sleep, and answered him with little half utterances.
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