He discoursed on moral duties, and what he said was very proper.
And while he fastened up his box he discoursed about the doctor's patients.
He discoursed to the brethren on the blessing of peace, harmony, and charity among themselves.
Once, you may remember, we discoursed about a chalk-mark on the door.
Then they discoursed on various pleasant things until 'twas time for water to be brought.
"Not bad that for a beginning," said the strange speaker, who had discoursed so wildly.
Mr. Tibbitts discoursed at length upon the general gloominess of religious institutions.
And Socrates in prison played the philosopher and discoursed with his 293friends.
For a time they discoursed in murmuring tones among themselves, all smoking meanwhile with redoubled vigor.
Oldaker sipped his glass of old Oloroso sherry and discoursed.
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.