speak to

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See: address
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Franklin to speak to Rosanna, and this seemed the fittest time for keeping my word.
Tell him I must see him again--must speak to him instantly.
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.
He's one of the few people who would have the good sense and vision to hire someone like Brent Childers to create a media campaign to speak to Middle America and to self-described evangelicals.
For instance, the Piraha have no way to say, "When I finish eating, I want to speak to you.
Consider the words of the Lord in Deuteronomy: "I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command.