Brunet says that so far they have spoken to 80 witnesses and are poring over some video of the crash and its aftermath.
Roberta has appeared in ads, given interviews, and spoken at events for the McCain campaign.
In the old days, a few generations back, cancer was the Voldemort of illnesses, as in, “he whose name shall not be spoken.”
With the spoken word, we use our tone, inflection and volume to question, exclaim and convey our feelings.
As is the way with the Ukrainian Orthodox, the service was not spoken, but sung.
That he had not yet spoken was only because he thought he had nothing to say.
And it is just possible she would not have spoken to her, if she had not seen the books.
They were mechanical contrivances—the metal monsters of which the Wanderer had spoken.
Even she could easily have spoken sharply to each and all of the little ones.
I confess I was too agitated to catch every word that was spoken.
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").