reported speech

  1. another term for indirect speech

Words Nearby reported speech

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How to use reported speech in a sentence

  • As for lowlights, an under-reported speech by Judge Roy Moore took the Wingnut prize.

    The Tea Party, Day 2 | John Avlon | February 6, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • His longest reported speech will be found in the Parliamentary History, vol.

    Andrew Marvell | Augustine Birrell
  • Indirect discourse means reported speech,—the thoughts of a writer or speaker put in the words of the one reporting them.

    An English Grammar | W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • She was quoting from his last reported speech, and her spirits rose as she felt how glad she was to have been ready.

    Rose MacLeod | Alice Brown
  • A fully reported speech was therein described as perhaps the greatest oratorical masterpiece ever delivered outside Hyde Park.

    The Secret of the League | Ernest Bramah