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I will tell you, viva voce, why we ought not to write to these French bishops.

All this history of her interior life she told me viva voce when we met.

To-morrow we are going to have a viva voce composition: Our Holidays.

All elections by the people shall be by ballot, and all by the General Assembly shall be viva voce.

I felt as one who is about to be examined, viva voce, on the very subject in which he is shakiest.

The clerk makes a list of the names of voters, and when the election is viva voce he records the votes.

Just as he was dozing off, he remembered that his Viva Voce at Oxford was due some time this week.

It required too much "book larnin," and in 1829 the viva voce method of voting was restored.

In the early days in Illinois, elections were conducted by the viva voce method.

The power of the viva voce, personal opinion is apt to be underestimated.

WORD ORIGIN

also viva-voce, "by word of mouth," 1580s, Latin, literally "living-voice," ablative of viva vox.

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