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soliloquize

[suh-lil-uh-kwahyz] /səˈlɪl əˌkwaɪz/
verb (used without object), soliloquized, soliloquizing.
1.
to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself.
verb (used with object), soliloquized, soliloquizing.
2.
to utter in a soliloquy; say to oneself.
Also, especially British, soliloquise.
Origin of soliloquize
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60; soliloqu(y) + -ize
Related forms
soliloquist
[suh-lil-uh-kwist] /səˈlɪl ə kwɪst/ (Show IPA),
soliloquizer, noun
soliloquizingly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for soliloquised
Historical Examples
  • I'd sooner have believed she was a duke's daughter,' she soliloquised.

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin
  • “Maybe there is more than the one herd in the valley,” soliloquised Caspar.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • “Republics are ungrateful,” soliloquised I, in a spiteful mood.

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
  • "Doesn't fancy elephants or trade," Mr. Pilgrim soliloquised.

    The Burglars' Club Henry A. Hering
  • "She's well down Channel by this time," soliloquised Dacres.

    The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
  • "I would like to punch his head for him," soliloquised Ralph.

  • I spread my rugs out of doors and soliloquised myself to sleep.

    The Purple Land W. H. Hudson
  • "An instance of the magical effect of kindness," he soliloquised.

    Fan W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • "I do hope the young lady will arrive," soliloquised the young man.

    The Tree of Knowledge

    Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
  • "Her husband need be rich," she soliloquised as she descended the stairs.

    The Tree of Knowledge

    Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for soliloquised

soliloquize

/səˈlɪləˌkwaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to utter a soliloquy
Derived Forms
soliloquist (səˈlɪləkwɪst), soliloquizer, soliloquiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for soliloquised

soliloquize

v.

1759, from soliloquy + -ize. Related: Soliloquized; soliloquizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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