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speech

noun address, allocution, articulation, audible expression, colloquy, confabulation, conversation, declaration, delivery, dialect, diction, discourse, enunciation, expression, idiom, interlocution, language, lecture, lingo, locution, oral communication, oral expression, oration, oratory, palaver, parlance, phonation, phraseology, prattle, pronouncement, pronunciation, recital, recitation, rhetoric, say, sermon, spoken language, spoken word, statement, talk, tongue, utterance, verbal exxression, verbal intercourse, vocalization, words
Associated concepts: First Amendment, freedom of speech
Foreign phrases: Lubricum linguae non facile trahendum est in poenam.A slip of the tongue ought not readily be subjected to punishment.
See also: declamation, discourse, language, parlance, peroration, phraseology, remark

SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

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In minutes, the user feels alcohol-like effects such as slurred speech, clumsy movements, dizziness and euphoria.
The district court found that the detainee's slurred speech and unsteadiness during his arrest did not make the potential for an alcohol seizure so obvious as to permit the inference that the arresting officer or other law enforcement officers acted with deliberate indifference to the detainee's medical needs.
A neurological disorder, chorea, can occur months after an initial attack, causing jerky involuntary movements, muscle weakness, slurred speech, and personality changes.
His symptoms included numbness, blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, tremors, muscle spasms, depression, fatigue, failing memory, slurred speech, and bladder dysfunction.
In addition to recognizing the obvious signs of intoxication, such as a strong smell of alcohol, slurred speech, or poor balance, officers also should look for more subtle clues, including soiled, disarrayed clothing; inappropriate or extreme emotional displays, such as laughing or crying for no apparent reason; and poor motor skills, such as the inability to find and extract a driver's license from a wallet.
This is the South green grass stretched like lace along a Mississippi trail The men The women whose slurred speech whipped the back of my grandpapa's papa my grandmama's mama wave to me as if I am their own
Others report migraine headaches, asthma, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mood swings, joint pains, sneezing, slurred speech, stiffened jaws, bloating, dizziness, and swelling.
Since they typically weigh less and have less muscle mass, they can expect to have more unpleasant side effects, such as vomiting, slurred speech, hangovers, and mood swings, and to develop cirrhosis of the liver at an earlier age.
Warning signs include slurred speech, shivering or muscle pain, breathlessness and discoloured skin.
SLURRED speech or confusion EXTREME shivering or muscle pain PASSING no urine all day SEVERE breathlessness A FEELING of doom or that you might die SKIN | that's mottled, bluish or very pale die THESE symptoms won't always indicate sepsis, but the UK Sepsis Trust advises that if you have, or recently had, a fever or an illness that's felt like a nasty cold/flu or a tummy bug and you develop any of these things, seek medical help urgently - phone 999 and say you're worried you have sepsis.
The disease attacks nerve signals and can lead to drooping eyes, slurred speech and muscle collapse.
According to Vidal's household cook Divine Grace Paroginog, the 82-year-old prelate experienced slurred speech at 12 noon last Tuesday.