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.
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?
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.
In the hands of a lesser poet, these poems could easily end in simple barbarianism--in exploitation or agenda-driven drivel--but Mateer is consummately graceful, that rare foreigner capable of a multilateral empathy, a barbarian in, as Brian Castro writes in his introduction, the word's etymological sense: "one whose language denotes a different mode of speech.
The characters' disconnected mode of speech only underscores the absolute opposition between the current pseudocinematic virtual modeling of architecture and a properly cinematic unfolding of the built environment.
The mode of speech indicated in English by the words "let them" is even stronger in the original Arabic form.