He wisely confines himself to inuendo, trusting to the intelligence of his audience to supply the lack of direct speech.
There are some men to whom one instinctively pays the compliment of direct speech.
Susannah, goaded into direct speech by what seemed to her his wilful slowness, answered with the blood still hotter in her cheeks.
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.
Her simple, direct speech had an eloquent appeal that went straight to the heart.
Arthur took his with an ill grace, and he still avoided any direct speech with me.
The persons do not act before us, or express themselves by direct speech.
So far as I recollect neither of them made any answer to this direct speech.
But until to-day patience and caution and much humility had kept him from direct speech.