to state one's beliefs, objections, etc, bravely and firmly
to speak more loudly and clearly
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How to use speak out in a sentence
Moral clarity would dictate that civil-rights and other civic leaders would speak out against such a senseless act of violence.
Are the stars of Mockingjay obligated to speak out in their defense?‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of course, this call for hip-hop artists to speak out comes from a completely sincere and rational place.Not Every Black Celebrity Has to Take a Stand on Ferguson | Amy Zimmerman | August 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fonda was always willing to speak out even when it might be detrimental to her career.Anne Archer: Women in Hollywood Are Doomed Forever | Nico Hines | August 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead, if the people you support are committing acts inconsistent with your own sense of morality, then you should speak out.How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering | Dean Obeidallah | July 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He likes a man to speak out his mind like a man, which you know is very condescending on his part.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Paul had by some means or other discovered how things had been managed, and was resolved to speak out plainly.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
This was too much for her; she had allowed herself to be humiliated for eight years, now she would speak out.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
They had hesitated to break in upon my solitude, but now, sensing that I have protection, they speak out.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
If no reprieve could be obtained, no commutation of the sentence, he would speak out and set Andrew Westwood free.A Life Sentence | Adeline Sergeant
Other Idioms and Phrases with speak out
see speak one's mind; speak up, def. 1.
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