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direct speech

noun
1.
the reporting of what someone has said or written by quoting his exact words
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  • She faced his direct speech this time with more deliberation.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • So far as I recollect neither of them made any answer to this direct speech.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • There are some men to whom one instinctively pays the compliment of direct speech.

    The Zeit-Geist Lily Dougall
  • Some of those great men of action have left little or no direct speech of themselves.

  • Here the agent is a living man, operating in an ordinary way, by direct speech.

  • Never man heard from the stars in direct speech—that were almost like words with God.

  • Marjorie's direct speech and frank, honest eyes had pleased the older woman.

  • Susannah, goaded into direct speech by what seemed to her his wilful slowness, answered with the blood still hotter in her cheeks.

    The Rake's Progress Marjorie Bowen
  • This frank statement did not surprise the prelate, who was used to her direct speech and energetic temper, and liked both.

    The White Sister F. Marion Crawford
  • Arthur took his with an ill grace, and he still avoided any direct speech with me.

    The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim

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