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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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So, in essence, peak clipped speech restoration is a problem of interpolation since we are trying to find missing values by using the properties of the signal itself.
All clipped speech and no tolerance - I was getting totally neurotic, she was exhausting me."
Between the action, the film is light on talk, its characters communicating by glances and short, clipped speeches. Heck, it contains pauses big enough to park a Humvee in.