Origin of discourse
OTHER WORDS FROM discoursedis·cours·er, nounpre·dis·course, noun
How to use discourse in a sentence
Contemporary political discourses may enter the flow of landays in simple, direct language.Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women|Daniel Bosch|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The debate proved a study not so much in contrasting ideologies as in competing discourses.
This was my sincere endeavor, in those many discourses I had with that monarch, although it unfortunately failed of success.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
But the spirit of allegory, which has never been lost, may be traced throughout these barbarous discourses.
The discourses of our modern preachers are not disfigured by similar faults.
To convince the congregation that swearing was far from being a sin, this gentleman constantly practised it in his own discourses.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
Your reason will do more than my discourses, and I sincerely wish that we had only to complain of being deceived!Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier