Several stubborn ideas have steered much of the discourse around health care.
The left needs to do two things if it wants to have an impact: give itself time, and change the discourse.
We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air.
The discourse adopted by liberal Zionists, in short, has been one of respect for the needs and desires of both peoples.
But if you choose to conduct your discourse in 140-word snaps, or soundbites, then you reap the crop of dumb that you sow.
I could not follow his discourse well, and was very much fatigued by my days walk.
They could discourse on the wonders of creation, and the goodness of God!
A very feeling individual application of the subject to the congregation concluded the discourse.
There's as many doubles and twists in these mountains as there are in a lawyer's discourse!
Meanwhile, with Ninetta, I discourse sweet nothings in my choicest idiom which has grown rather rusty in England.
late 14c., "process of understanding, reasoning, thought," from French discours, from Latin discursus "a running about," in Late Latin "conversation," from past participle stem of discurrere "run about," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense of "formal speech or writing" is first recorded 1580s.
1540s, from discourse (n.). Related: Discoursed; discoursing.