But it was also quite dissimilar, in ways that are telling about how far divorced from reality these Tea Party people are.
telling too much or delving too deep, would turn it into a drama.
Obama, for his part, gave the pope seeds from the White House garden, telling him he should stop by and see it some time.
So Ryan has been telling this lie for a while, as have all Republicans.
It was a real voice, not the voice of the neighbors or my family, but a voice from somewhere else telling me that we would live.
It was an opportunity, his wife felt, for telling him about the boy.
They had no means of telling where she was, or whether they had escaped or not.
He was telling her he did not love her, and so ought to leave her a chance with another man.
But there is no harm in my telling you whatever comes into my head!
I met many tribes and tarried with them, telling them of God.
Old English tellan "to reckon, calculate, consider, account," from Proto-Germanic *taljanan "to mention in order" (cf. Old Saxon tellian, Old Norse telja, Old Frisian tella "to count, tell," Dutch tellen "to count, reckon," Old Saxon talon "to count, reckon," Danish tale "to speak," Old High German zalon, German zählen "to count, reckon"), from root *talo (see tale). Meaning "to narrate, relate" is from c.1000; that of "to make known by speech or writing, announce" is from early 12c. Sense of "to reveal or disclose" is from c.1400; that of "to act as an informer, to 'peach' " is recorded from 1901. Meaning "to order (someone to do something)" is from 1590s. Original sense in teller and phrase to tell time. For sense evolution, cf. French conter "to count," raconter "to recount;" Italian contare, Spanish contar "to count, recount, narrate;" German zählen "to count," erzählen "to recount, narrate."
I tolde hyme so, & euer he seyde nay. [Thomas Hoccleve, "The Regiment of Princes," c.1412]Telling "having effect or force" is from 1852.
"mound, hill," 1864, from Arabic tall, related to Hebrew tel "mount, hill, heap."