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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
The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
One of Yung Pak's favourite toys was a wooden jumping-jack with a pasteboard tongue.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
He was given no reply save a muttered curse, a command to hold his tongue, and an angry tug at his tied arms.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He was a pretty bright sort, that same Goodell, quick-witted, nimble of tongue above the average Englishman.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But they have tied their credit system in the bonds of narrow banking laws and their trade in those of a cramping tariff.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
A curious incident: during the night a Fleet-sweeper tied up alongside, full of wounded, chiefly Australians.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TONGUE-TIED

  • bashful
  • buttoned up
  • clammed up
  • closemouthed
  • hushed
  • mute
  • muted
  • nonvocal
  • not forthcoming
  • not talkative
  • quiet
  • reserved
  • secretive
  • shy
  • soundless
  • speechless
  • still
  • tight-lipped
  • tongue-tied
  • uncommunicative
  • unsociable
  • unspeaking
  • voiceless
  • wordless
  • zipped
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