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Persuasive is the voice of Vice, That spreads the insidious snare.

As I approached her apartment, the voice of Alcibiades met my ear.

"Oh, blessed be the sound of your voice," replied the peasant.

Yet his voice was unbroken and he was, indeed, unconscious of the tears.

"His countenance and his voice troubled me, like the presence of evil," answered Philothea.

Yet the voice of Plato would be pleasant to my ears, as music on the waters in the night-time.

The aged philosopher endeavoured to speak, but his voice was tremulous with emotion.

Then I heard a voice, saying, 'Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!'

And I looked and saw the chariot and horses, of which the voice had spoken.

Listen to the voice that tries to win you back to innocence and truth!

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "sound made by the human mouth," from Old French voiz, from Latin vocem (nominative vox) "voice, sound, utterance, cry, call, speech, sentence, language, word," related to vocare "to call," from PIE root *wekw- "give vocal utterance, speak" (cf. Sanskrit vakti "speaks, says," vacas- "word;" Avestan vac- "speak, say;" Greek eipon (aorist) "spoke, said," epos "word;" Old Prussian wackis "cry;" German er-wähnen "to mention").

Replaced Old English stefn. Meaning "ability in a singer" is first attested c.1600. Meaning "expression of feeling, etc." (in reference to groups of people, etc., e.g. Voice of America) is recorded from late 14c.

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