The father was speaking as someone who had been raised in India by very strict parents.
speaking from his home in Tryon, N.C., Reid, 63, discussed the challenges that came with inheriting such a huge project.
But speaking to Fox News afrter the vote, McCain seemed to admit the move was, as the White House said, just political posturing.
speaking of cars, higher standards have had a similar positive impact on the automobile industry.
speaking out publicly on phone hacking for the first time, Elisabeth Murdoch takes aim at her beleaguered brother James.
We happened then to cross the street, and the traffic prevented us from speaking.
They held their guns in the hollow of their arms, while Jim, with raised arm, was speaking.
And as to speaking of his friends on his first visit, I don't see why he should have done so at all.
I trust you are quite assured that she has not the most remote idea of my speaking to you thus.
While I was speaking, I caught sight of a sail to the eastward.
Old English specan, variant of sprecan "to speak" (class V strong verb; past tense spræc, past participle sprecen), from Proto-Germanic *sprekanan (cf. Old Saxon sprecan, Old Frisian spreka, Middle Dutch spreken, Old High German sprehhan, German sprechen "to speak," Old Norse spraki "rumor, report"), cognate with Latin spargere "to strew" (speech as a "scattering" of words; see sparse).
The -r- began to drop out in Late West Saxon and was gone by mid-12c., perhaps from influence of Danish spage "crackle," in a slang sense of "speak" (cf. crack in slang senses having to do with speech, e.g. wisecrack, cracker, all it's cracked up to be). Rare variant forms without -r- also are found in Middle Dutch (speken) and Old High German (spehhan).
Not the primary word for "to speak" in Old English (the "Beowulf" author prefers maþelian, from mæþel "assembly, council," from root of metan "to meet;" cf. Greek agoreuo "to speak," originally "speak in the assembly," from agora "assembly").