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I spoke to Philothea just as I used to do; without remembering that she had died.

As she spoke, Geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.

A second and a third time the Ethiopian touched him with his wand, and spoke in whispers.

From the first moment you spoke, I have felt this mysterious power.

He arose, as he spoke, and reverently placed the chaplet on the head of Plato.

She had observed that Geta and Milza appeared much confused when she spoke to them.

He held Philothea's hand continually, and often spoke to her in words of consolation.

As she spoke, Milza, who was occupied in the next apartment, sneezed aloud.

I remember Mr. Milbrey spoke of what fine claret you gave him.

Other voices no less inspired had followed; and, living, spoke to us.

WORD ORIGIN

(of a wheel), Old English spaca "spoke," related to spicing "large nail," from Proto-Germanic *spaikon (cf. Old Saxon speca, Old Frisian spake, Dutch spaak, Old High German speicha, German speiche "spoke"), probably from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)).

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