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synonyms for direct discourse

  • direct quotation
  • direct speech
  • oratio directa
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How to use direct discourse in a sentence

Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of God, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
The steamboat of 1809 and the steam locomotive of 1830 were the direct result of what had gone before.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
It was a direct lie to tell the Austrian commander that an armistice had been arranged and the bridge ceded to the French.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
I suppose that to most men such a warning would be a direct incitement to make the attempt.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Even the policeman who is paid to direct you, replies to your inquiry with the shortest and gruffest monosyllable that will do.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The fervor of an Englishman's loyalty is usually in a direct ratio with the extent of his material possessions.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
How will he feel now he realizes he is shorn of his direct power to help us through these dark and dreadful Straits?
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
This would reduce the available time for direct manual labour at his disposal.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
But the burden of peace finance directed towards social efforts will bring a direct return.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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