Synonyms for direct speech

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She faced his direct speech this time with more deliberation.

So far as I recollect neither of them made any answer to this direct speech.

There are some men to whom one instinctively pays the compliment of direct speech.

Some of those great men of action have left little or no direct speech of themselves.

Here the agent is a living man, operating in an ordinary way, by direct speech.

Never man heard from the stars in direct speech—that were almost like words with God.

Marjorie's direct speech and frank, honest eyes had pleased the older woman.

Susannah, goaded into direct speech by what seemed to her his wilful slowness, answered with the blood still hotter in her cheeks.

This frank statement did not surprise the prelate, who was used to her direct speech and energetic temper, and liked both.

Arthur took his with an ill grace, and he still avoided any direct speech with me.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIRECT SPEECH

direct discourse

nounreport in which a speakers' exact words are quoted
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