VERBAL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of verbal
a. expressed in spoken rather than written words; consisting of words alone without action
The police will have to find Milosevic associates linked to the killings, which are willing to testify in court that they received verbal orders from the top.
Sentence in Classic:
The lyrical form is in fact the simplest verbal vesture of an instant of emotion, a rhythmical cry such as ages ago cheered on the man who pulled at the oar or dragged stones up a slope.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Toward midnight Bolkhovitinov, having received the dispatch and verbal instructions, galloped off to the General Staff accompanied by a Cossack with spare horses.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The man who worked most with his hands could not think so much about what he was doing, or reflect on or command what would result from the common activity; while the man who commanded more would evidently work less with his hands on account of his greater verbal activity.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Then I playfully tried verbal instruction in domestic matters, as we walked about on a Saturday afternoon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
This is seen from the example of the Veientines, of whom I spoke in the last Chapter, who, to the injury of war against the Romans, added those verbal injuries from which all prudent commanders should compel their soldiers to refrain.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
If by day they chanced to speak one word; by night, dumb men were both, so far as concerned the slightest verbal interchange.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Topsy had an uncommon verbal memory, and committed with a fluency that greatly encouraged her instructress.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
Most of the new students brought a written or a verbal request from their parents to the effect that they wanted their children taught nothing but books.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context