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“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.
The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.
So my mother begged me to slip into the Rooms, with what was left, and try to get something back.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
One of Yung Pak's favourite toys was a wooden jumping-jack with a pasteboard tongue.

WORD OF THE DAY

putativeadjective | [pyoo-tuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION
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