mode of speech

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Nay," replied the other, "keep to your first mode of speech, my friend; what you thought right then, think right now.
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.
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.
However, his natural mode of speech did make his character more relatable than some of the others.
But the comic poet does not know the truth and cannot establish it without, like Socrates, calling into question the validity of the laws and the prophetic mode of speech upon which they are based.
The fact that they were able to duplicate the elephant's infrasounds in a laboratory demonstrated that the animals rely on a myoelastic-aerodynamic, or "flow-driven," mode of speech to communicate in the wild.