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He had swung the talk back to her again, when the talk should have been all of him and Frances.

I was delighted to find that even a dove, and a baby at that, could "talk back."

When he ordered his pap bottle and it was not warm, did you talk back?

When he ordered his pap-bottle and it was not warm, did you talk back?

And she turned the talk back to civilization and its danger.

You cannot talk back to a judge or a school-teacher or a parson.

It was Van Dyck who brought the talk back to things present and pressing.

“Let that teach you not to talk back to your elders,” he said.

When a pitcher starts to talk back, it is a cinch that he is irritated.

I'm paying you a dollar an hour to pose, not to talk back to me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.

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