speak of

Also found in: Idioms.
References in classic literature ?
We MUST speak of it then: we are not obliged to speak of it now.
She made her plan; she would speak of something totally differentthe children in Brunswick Square; and she only waited for breath to begin, when Mr.
Is it absolutely necessary to speak of my marriage engagement?
Oh, but I did not speak of individual representatives.
Let us speak of this song that my mother-- who, alas
So learned a man as you speak of should have learned this too in his books.
Miss Vincy was alone, and blushed so deeply when Lydgate came in that he felt a corresponding embarrassment, and instead of any playfulness, he began at once to speak of his reason for calling, and to beg her, almost formally, to deliver the message to her father.
I can hardly think of it, I can hardly speak of it, even now, with dry eyes
Sire, I have, as I have said, now served the house of France thirty-five years; few people have worn out so many swords in that service as I have, and the swords I speak of were good swords, too, sire.