hold conversations

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And it must be confessed, that from the great intercourse of trade and commerce between both realms, from the continual reception of exiles which is mutual among them, and from the custom, in each empire, to send their young nobility and richer gentry to the other, in order to polish themselves by seeing the world, and understanding men and manners; there are few persons of distinction, or merchants, or seamen, who dwell in the maritime parts, but what can hold conversation in both tongues; as I found some weeks after, when I went to pay my respects to the emperor of Blefuscu, which, in the midst of great misfortunes, through the malice of my enemies, proved a very happy adventure to me, as I shall relate in its proper place.
At one time in my life," he continued, after another pause, "I dreamed that I might some day talk with men who used such language, that I might lift myself out of the place in life in which I had been born, and hold conversation and mingle with men who talked about just such things as ethics.
He seated himself on the floor with his back to the wall and his legs crossed, and went on talking easily; he soon put Jurgis on a friendly footing--he was evidently a man of the world, used to getting on, and not too proud to hold conversation with a mere laboring man.
Without their learning, how wilt thou with them, Or they with thee, hold conversation meet?
Mary was too angry with her husband, because of the impending strike and his incendiary utterances, to hold conversation with Saxon, and the latter, bepuzzled, listened to the conflicting opinions of the men.
Having succeeded in inducing me to accompany him, he seemed unwilling to hold conversation upon any topic of minor importance, and to all my questions vouchsafed no other reply than "we shall see
What we want for our kids is to be fully socialised and to hold conversations with one another.
He said that a senior Emirati delegation is expected to travel to Afghanistan to hold conversations with the Afghan Government officials to take practical measures for implementing the commitments on which both countries have agreed.
In Abu Dhabi people come, they stay for the film and they'll stay after the film, hold conversations about what they have just seen and they will be very deeply involved.
Kirby said Russel would hold conversations with Filipino government officials for clarification.
She was doubly incontinent and struggled to hold conversations.
As a shareholder, and a savvy one at that, I would fear less and hold conversations more with an open mind to jointly evaluate ideas.