Gingrich reveled in his frontrunner status, Romney spoke from the heart, and Santorum may surprise in Iowa.
Queen Raina of Jordan also spoke, calling the refugee crisis in Syria “a slap in the face of humanity.”
Most people we spoke with may have labeled Elam the “leader,” but Hembling is the one they talk about most.
Sharpton spoke of the moment they had all seen in the video when Pantaleo kept Garner in a headlock despite his pleas.
Stevens, who spoke Arabic, took up his appointment as Ambassador to Libya in the Spring of this year.
Such were his uttered thoughts, but it cost him little regret as he spoke them.
Jim eyed the man skeptically and Murphy spoke with sudden heat.
She spoke swiftly, in a voice clear-toned and silvery as a bell.
But the doctor stopped and spoke very gravely to Uncle Denny.
In this world for him there were only three Facts—God, his own soul, and the soul to whom he spoke.
(of a wheel), Old English spaca "spoke," related to spicing "large nail," from Proto-Germanic *spaikon (cf. Old Saxon speca, Old Frisian spake, Dutch spaak, Old High German speicha, German speiche "spoke"), probably from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)).
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").