verbal


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verbal

adjective audible, expressed, nuncupative, oral, parole, pronounced, recited, spoken, stated, unwritten, uttered, verbum, voiced, vox
Associated concepts: Statute of Frauds, verbal acts, verbal agreements, verbal contracts, verbal gift, verbal no fault threshold
See also: loquacious, nuncupative, oral, parol

VERBAL. Parol; by word of mouth; as verbal agreement; verbal evidence. Not in writing.

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Instead of sending a verbal message downstairs, I make my apologies, and use the letter as a pretext for leaving the room.
Yet, if for fame and glory aught be done, Aught suffered--if young African for fame His wasted country freed from Punic rage-- The deed becomes unpraised, the man at least, And loses, though but verbal, his reward.
At least, through what seems no more than verbal yammerings, you may, perchance, glimpse faint far vistas of other lands and tribes.
Verbal contradictions, called BULLS, were long an amiable weakness of the ancient Irish.
The production of genuine popular ballads began to wane in the fifteenth century when the printing press gave circulation to the output of cheap London writers and substituted reading for the verbal memory by which the ballads had been transmitted, portions, as it were, of a half mysterious and almost sacred tradition.
When he thinks that he is reasoning he is really disputing, just because he cannot define and divide, and so know that of which he is speaking; and he will pursue a merely verbal opposition in the spirit of contention and not of fair discussion.
Every one of these minor firms claimed and received the privilege of drawing bills on Pizzituti, Turlington & Branca for amounts varying from four to six thousand pounds--on no better security than a verbal understanding that the money to pay the bills should be forwarded before they fell due.
I would not shock you; but you know, I believe, the severity of the law, whatever verbal provocations may have been given you.
Hearest thou not how spirit hath here become a verbal game?
In order to deal with this topic we must consider the verbal expression of the memory-belief.
She read it and gave a verbal answer: "Tomorrow at the Grand Duchess's, say.
It is the first short story I ever wrote and marks, in a manner of speaking, the end of my first phase, the Malayan phase with its special subject and its verbal suggestions.