speak to

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See: address
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Tell him I must see him again--must speak to him instantly.-- I cannot rest--I shall not have a moment's peace till this is explained--some dreadful misapprehension or other.-- Oh go to him this moment."
With difficulty however could she prevent her from following him herself; and to persuade her to check her agitation, to wait, at least, with the appearance of composure, till she might speak to him with more privacy and more effect, was impossible; for Marianne continued incessantly to give way in a low voice to the misery of her feelings, by exclamations of wretchedness.
There was no need for me to speak to her; our father had spoken to her from his grave.
Her eyes moved uneasily from object to object in the room, betraying plainly that she suspected what my purpose was in coming to speak to her.
"I hope I may be able to come back and recall those pleasant memories once more," I continued; "but as there is some uncertainty about the future, I must take my opportunity when I can get it, and speak to you now.
It is so that she would speak to you herself, and in her name it is that I speak now.'
You are now strong when once you were weak Perhaps you feel less threatened in old age As our enemies are now less likely to rampage Confidence comes as we get older And seldom now do we get the cold shoulder We don't always speak our mind But it's good to speak as we find From experience we learn to speak with respect Listeners will appreciate it I do suspect Speak to others as you would like to be spoken to Hopefully this will resolve any issue Keep calm and never raise ones voice Remember one always has a choice GEORGE McLANDERS
'IF you speak to a man in a language he understands, you speak to his head.
DO you recognise any of these these men and women who police wish to speak to? Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Cleveland police on the non-emergency 101 number.
If I cannot speak to people they can still hear my voice and let it run over their voice If I cannot speak to people I can still show them my face If I cannot speak I can still make my noise If I cannot I can hum If I cannot I can dance in a walk If I cannot I can still think what and they can still see me as what If I cannot speak you can still speak and I can still hear even if there's none If I cannot you still can and I can and then they can And maybe if I can at all then you as well and then If they cannot doesn't mean I can
She called the 155 police line but could not speak to anyone due to the language difference.
We can add that, even so, creation does not seem historically all by itself to have led to the knowledge of God except under the condition that God speak to man supernaturally, revealing himself through patriarch and prophet and the Christ.