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
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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