Synonyms for saying
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAYING
Eudora took it with a deep blush, saying, "Aspasia gave it to me."
At length the servant returned, saying his master was now ready to see them.
Then I heard a voice, saying, 'Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!'
That seemed short enough—but after studying it, I says, What's the use of saying 'eat'?
I thanked her; and she withdrew to read them; saying, she would return them, when she had.
"When you came through the town you waked me up like a whiplash," he was saying.
"I can't tell you what I mean," he was saying in explanation.
She was saying in a thick, soft voice, "It was wrong of you, my darling."
She kept on saying to herself that Mamma didn't know; she didn't know what she had done.
I don't like deceiving my mother; but I should not like to pain her by saying I have been to the theatre.
"utterance, recitation, action of the verb 'say,' " c.1300, verbal noun from say (v.); meaning "something that has been said" (usually by someone thought important) is from c.1300; sense of "a proverb" is first attested mid-15c.