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Alessandro turned a grateful look on Ramona as he translated this speech, so in unison with Indian modes of thought and feeling.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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
And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The steamboat of 1809 and the steam locomotive of 1830 were the direct result of what had gone before.
After pondering over Mr. Blackbird's speech for a few moments he raised his head.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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
Albinia, I have refrained from speech as long as possible; but this is really too much!
I suppose that to most men such a warning would be a direct incitement to make the attempt.
These people are, I believe, the greatest speech-makers in the world; nothing can be done without speeches.

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