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The consideration of this subject is full of consolation, my hearers, and does not fail to bring with it lessons of humility and of profit, that, duly improved, would both chasten the heart and strengthen the feeble-minded man in his course.
A reader of words of wind-demons might have been able to see the portions of a dialogue pass to and fro between the exhorter and his hearers.
Thus, when he applied his text to the first assemblage of his hearers, and pictured the wonder of the church at their presumption in forming a congregation among themselves, he stopped short with his Bible under his arm in the manner I have described, and pursued his discourse after this manner:
It is possible, however, that my favourable impression of him may have been greatly influenced and strengthened, firstly, by his impressing upon his hearers that the true observance of religion was not inconsistent with a cheerful deportment and an exact discharge of the duties of their station, which, indeed, it scrupulously required of them; and secondly, by his cautioning them not to set up any monopoly in Paradise and its mercies.
There was a propriety, not to say a dignity in these words, that made the hearers yet more quiet and attentive.
It is impossible to conceive the disgust which this avowal awakened in the bosoms of the hearers.
You certainly do not express yourself in a way that could be interpreted by the hearer as disagreeing with him/her.
thinking of voices as though they are family members--some pleasant, critical, provocative, distant, chattering or argumentative--can help a hearer to make sense of them.
The paper introduces the knowledge provision account, according to which an assertion that p is proper only if it is fit to give a hearer knowledge that p.
The social distance (D) between speaker and hearer encompasses three possible components that could impact on people's expressions of semantic solidarity.
the speaker does not address the hearer but talks aside), and bold-on-record instances.
In fact, research shows that even stories people know to be fictional can be very persuasive if the hearer thinks the story could have actually happened.