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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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  • And for several minutes the sole thought of the soliloquist was love.

    Eugene Aram, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • These came otherwise, how or by what means the soliloquist is unable to determine.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • With lines 19-42 the soliloquist at once strikes the key-note of the poem.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • Philip's sallow cheek and long hair were now tenderly lapped on the soliloquist's bosom.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Here the soliloquist came to a dead stop, and, leaning out of the window, contemplated the high road.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • There, too, is presented a position similar to that occupied by the soliloquist of Easter Day.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • Why, a soliloquist in a crowd can hardly but be overheard, and without much reproach to the hearer.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville
  • Herewith the soliloquist's musings glided vaguely into mere revery.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For here, as elsewhere in the dramatic poems, Browning has completely identified himself with his soliloquist.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
  • Love is ever with the author of Christmas Eve, as with the soliloquist, of worth immeasurably greater than mere intellect.

    Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
British Dictionary definitions for soliloquist

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 soliloquist

soliloquize

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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