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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TELLING

"And that would be all the same as telling Alcibiades himself," rejoined Milza.

But I got him too straight—let a drunken man alone for telling the truth when he's got it in him.

She made a half apology for not telling me that she was going to New York.

She saw her all the time while Connie was telling her the secret.

And what I overheard in the armoury--about a telegram--telling me--putting me out of my misery?

But you do get tired of a mother always keeping on telling you how much she loves you.

If I did wrong in telling you a few diddle-daddies, it was because I loved you so I could not do without you.

He went on telling many things, new to us, of the highness of the Lenni-Lenape.

"Come," said the Road-Runner, understanding that there would be no more to the Telling.

There is a Telling of that passing and of that soldier which has to do with the gold that was never found.

WORD ORIGIN

"mound, hill," 1864, from Arabic tall, related to Hebrew tel "mount, hill, heap."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TELLING

betrayal

noundivulgence of information
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.