Daniel Mulhern, a former first husband of Michigan, offers eight tips on getting the conversation started.
Ronna, Co-Director: We want this exact type of conversation to happen all over the place!
Or listen to any conversation between teenage girls or adult women.
It was a conversation pressed spasmodically by the guerrillas, with a view to a negotiated political settlement with the U.S.
At a dinner party, the woman next to Cal tried to engage in conversation by bringing up a bet she had made.
Miss Waldstricker whirled suddenly to bring him into the conversation.
She, too, remembered the conversation, but had not strength to act up to the spirit of it.
And nothing could be more respectful than Jasper's manner and conversation.
They walked on, forgetting in conversation all about the gig and black servant.
To this Lucy thought it best to make no answer, and the conversation for a while was dropped.
mid-14c., "living together, having dealings with others," also "manner of conducting oneself in the world;" from Old French conversation, from Latin conversationem (nominative conversatio) "act of living with," noun of action from past participle stem of conversari "to live with, keep company with," literally "turn about with," from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + vertare, frequentative of vertere (see versus).
Specific sense of "talk" is 1570s. Used as a synonym for "sexual intercourse" from at least 1511, hence criminal conversation, legal term for adultery from late 18c. Related: Conversationalist; conversationist.