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utterance

Logic philosophy an element of spoken language, esp a sentence
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No one now needed to "feel" him; no one mistook his front for his back; all his movements were readily ascertained by his neighbours without the slightest strain on their powers of calculation; no one jostled him, or failed to make way for him; his voice was saved the labour of that exhausting utterance by which we colourless Squares and Pentagons are often forced to proclaim our individuality when we move amid a crowd of ignorant Isosceles.
He turned and lurched out of the place, the moral effect of his utterance largely spoiled by the fact that he was so patently full while he uttered it.
“I will—I will,” cried the youth, with a kind of hysterical utterance.
`Of the Muses who make a man very wise, marvellous in utterance.'
Utterance have I become altogether, and the brawling of a brook from high rocks: downward into the valleys will I hurl my speech.
She had never anticipated that the utterance of love would produce such a powerful effect on her.
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.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to 'shun the disruptive and divisive utterances and actions emanating from some unpatriotic quarters lately.'