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direct discourse

quotation of a speaker in which the speaker's exact words are repeated. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Give other examples of direct discourse broken by narration.

  • Keep in mind the fact that you are to use the past tense and direct discourse.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • The blessing of the angel should be given in direct discourse.

  • "You mustn't give way so," she said, inspired for once almost to direct discourse.

    The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
  • The great difficulty of getting uneducated people to give their testimony in direct discourse is remarkable.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • In preparing his direct discourse he did not stick a stake and cart material to it.

    Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill
  • How are shall and will used in direct discourse (a) in simple statements, (b) in questions, (c) in other cases?

    Word Study and English Grammar Frederick W. Hamilton
  • direct discourse always gives life and vividness to a story.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Above vsum (esse) represents vsus est of the direct discourse.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • In the preceding exercise we saw different forms of direct quotations, or direct discourse.

    Business English

    Rose Buhlig

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