DISCOURSE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of discourse
Definition:
n. formal, lengthy discussion of a subject; verbal exchange; conversation
n. formal discussion on a topic, either written or spoken
Example:
The young Plato was drawn to the Agora to hear the philosophical discourse of Socrates and his followers.
"The verdict is certainly a chilling one for investigative journalism, for people who might come into information that they believe should be part of the public discourse."
Sentence in Classic:
Tom counted the pages of the sermon; after church he always knew how many pages there had been, but he seldom knew anything else about the discourse.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The Councillor imagined it was the cholera that was meant, which people made so much fuss about; and the discourse passed off satisfactorily enough.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Sviazhsky comically imitated the tearful discourse of the marshal, and observed, addressing Nevyedovsky, that his excellency would have to select another more complicated method of auditing the accounts than tears.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
They went forward too, and heard a gentleman with a glass in his hand delivering a loud discourse to the volunteers.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
After these words, the Mason, as if tired by his long discourse, again leaned his arms on the back of the sofa and closed his eyes.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A dance, for which her partner came to seek her, put an end to her discourse with her future directeur de conscience, but the next evening Monsieur de Jobert came to see Helene when she was alone, and after that often came again.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At this discourse Candide fainted again; but coming to himself, and having said all that it became him to say, inquired into the cause and effect, as well as into the sufficient reason that had reduced Pangloss to so miserable a plight.
Candide By Voltaire Context
He immediately began to talk to Drummle: not at all deterred by his replying in his heavy reticent way, but apparently led on by it to screw discourse out of him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Sparsit was too distant to hear a word of their discourse, or even to know that they were speaking softly, otherwise than from the expression of their figures; but what they said was this:.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
The young gentleman smiled, as if to intimate that the latter fragments of discourse were playfully ironical; and finished the beer as he did so.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
UTTERSON the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context