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Speech, 1) speaking: “in s. his beard wagged up and down,” Lucr. 1405. “my father's of a better nature than he appears by s.” Tp. I, 2, 497. “to affect s. and discourse,” Meas. I, 1, 4. “there was some s. of marriage betwixt myself and her,” V, 217. “first he did praise my beauty, then my s.” Err. IV, 2, 15. “without more s.” Merch. II, 9, 7. “slow in s.” Shr. II, 248. “be checked for silence, but never taxed for s.” All's I, 1, 77. “common s. gives him a worthy pass,” II, 5, 57. “which deserves high s.” Wint. II, 1, 70. “pardon should be the first word of thy s.” R2 V, 3, 114. “in s., in gait, in diet,” H4B II, 3, 28. “my lungs are wasted so that strength of s. is utterly denied me,” IV, 5, 218. “his deeds exceed all s.” H6A I, 1, 15. “though thy s. doth fail,” I, 4, 82. “her grace in s.” H6B I, 1, 32. “granted scope of s.” III, 1, 176. “in face, in gait, in s.” III, 1, 176 “what was the s. among the Londoners concerning the French journey,” H8 I, 2, 154. “'tis his kind of s.” Cor. II, 3, 169. “only fair s.” III, 2, 96. “be not a niggard of your s.” Mcb. IV, 3, 180. “she has no s.” Oth. II, 1, 103. “while I spare s., which something now offends me,” II, 3, 199. “to entreat your captain to soft and gentle s.” Ant. II, 2, 3 etc.
2) any thing said or spoken: “which to his s. did honey passage yield,” Ven. 452. “to blush at --es rank,” Compl. 307. “to utter foul --es,” Tp. II, 2, 96. “I do bend my s. to one,” Meas. I, 1, 41. “with most painful feeling of thy s.” I, 2, 38. “spoke most villanous --es of the duke,” V, 265. V, 265 “runs not this s. like iron through your blood?” Ado V, 1, 252. LLL V, 2, 110. LLL V, 2, 110 LLL V, 2, 110 LLL V, 2, 110 As II, 7, 82. Tw. I, 2, 20. V, 70. Wint. III, 2, 219. V, 1, 121. R2 I, 1, 30. H4B IV, 1, 32. H6A III, 1, 6. H6B I, 1, 140. I, 3, 197. III, 2, 221. H6C IV, 1, 47. Troil. IV, 1, 8. Tit. II, 1, 55. Mcb. III, 1, 7. Mcb. III, 1, 7 Hml. IV, 2, 25. IV, 5, 91. Ant. III, 13, 148. Cymb. III, 5, 39 etc. == oration: Caes. III, 1, 245. Caes. III, 1, 245 III, 2, 62 (make). == a piece of poetry or any thing else recited: Mids. III, 1, 77. V, 125. H4A II, 4, 428. H4B Epil. H4A II, 4, 428 Rom. I, 4, 1. Hml. II, 2, 451. Hml. II, 2, 451 III, 2, 1. Lr. I, 4, 128.
3) the act of speaking with another, conversation, interview: “to have free s. with you,” Meas. I, 1, 78. “the s. we had to such a purpose,” I, 2, 79. “I would have some s. with you,” III, 1, 155. “helping me to the s. of Beatrice,” Ado V, 2, 3. “he desires some private s. with you,” All's II, 5, 62. “if I may come to the s. of him,” Wint. IV, 4, 786. “protract his s.” H6A I, 2, 120. “o'erhear the s.” Hml. III, 3, 33. Lr. V, 1, 38. Oth. II, 3, 8. 225 III, 1, 29.
4) language, tongue: “the best of them that speak this s.” Tp. I, 2, 429.
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