verb (used without object), dis·coursed, dis·cours·ing.
verb (used with object), dis·coursed, dis·cours·ing.
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Origin of discourse
OTHER WORDS FROM discoursedis·cours·er, nounpre·dis·course, noun
Words nearby discourse
Example sentences from the Web for discourse
They have become so disdainful of the essentials of political practice in a democratic society — a baseline attachment to the rule of law and honesty in political discourse — that they mock the very idea of accountability on these questions.
She explained that it goes back a bit to the level of discourse.A deeper dive into more of the Bing Search ranking factors|Barry Schwartz|August 25, 2020|Search Engine Land
Like WeChat WeiBo and there was a flourishing of online activity and online public discourse that caused the censorship systems to lag behind.
This week’s new normal of a well-produced Democratic National Convention was a first—no hot-air balloons and random speakers but also no impromptu discourse.Departure from convention—mom, baseball, the postal worker, and patriotism|jakemeth|August 19, 2020|Fortune
Take, for example, a recent paper that makes the case that the behavioral sciences can “promote truth, autonomy and democratic discourse online.”The Anonymous Culture Cops of the Internet - Facts So Romantic|Jesse Singal|August 12, 2020|Nautilus
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Great American leaders have long contributed profound thoughts of tremendous consequence to the public discourse.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And his pitiless beliefs would be no stranger to the political discourse of today.
The dire fatalism that dominated the discourse then is gone, replaced largely with a practiced apathy.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Read today, the speech still vibrates with a passionate intensity rarely found in any contemporary political discourse.
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
Not a bit of it, replied the Dodger, stopping the subject of discourse as Mr. Chitling was about to reply.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Then they learn to discourse eloquently on the benefits of commerce, whilst in reality they are completely indifferent to it.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
Let your articulation be easy, clear, correct in accent, and suited in tone and emphasis to your discourse.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The application of this text to the legend of the Assumption is obvious, and occupied the first division of the discourse.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham