mode of speech

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One of them picked up an axe that lay upon the path, and said, "I have found an axe." "Nay, my friend," replied the other, "do not say 'I,' but 'We' have found an axe." They had not gone far before they saw the owner of the axe pursuing them, and he who had picked up the axe said, "We are undone." "Nay," replied the other, "keep to your first mode of speech, my friend; what you thought right then, think right now.
But those who have their wives and children in common will not say so, but all will say so, though not as individuals; therefore, to use the word all is evidently a fallacious mode of speech; for this word is sometimes used distributively, and sometimes collectively, on account of its double meaning, and is the cause of inconclusive syllogisms in reasoning.
Hunsden's point-blank mode of speech which rather pleased me than otherwise because it set me at my ease.
There was a certain assumption of dignity in the man's mode of speech, and especially in his use of the words "O white men," instead of "O Inkosis," or chiefs, which struck me.
Mademoiselle de Gondelaurier knew how her mother's antiquated mode of speech shocked the captain.
There was a spectre always attendant on him, saying to these high priests, 'Are such the signs you trust, and love to honour; this head, these eyes, this mode of speech, the tone and manner of this man?
Hawley's mode of speech, even when public decorum repressed his "awful language," was formidable in its curtness and self-possession.
The recording contains certain elements that characterise the conductor's well-known personality--an entirely consistent artistic responsibility, a lyrical, warming, and sweet mode of speech in place of a lavish sound-world, seriousness, and respect for the work in question.
His main mode of speech is stream-of-consciousness, so he doesn't necessarily mean what he says, but you can never be sure.
Roxie and Fred have an eclectic, quirky mode of speech that can be hard to follow at times, and wordplay sometimes gets the best of the scene.
She seems incapable of uttering the letter "t" if it occurs in the middle or at the end of a sentence, for she has adopted that barbaric modern mode of speech so prevalent among our younger people.
What I love most in the end is simply being conscious and all I ask of life these days is a body that will get me from place to place and a mind that works well enough to compose my "stories"--some moral chain of being--a mode of speech, I guess you could call it.