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Idioms for speaking
- in a relationship close enough for or limited to friendly superficialities: I don't know the hosts well, but we are certainly on speaking terms.
- in a relationship of open, willing, or ready communication: Now that the debt has been settled, I hope you and your partner are on speaking terms again.
OTHER WORDS FROM speakingspeak·ing·ly, adverbspeak·ing·ness, nounnon·speak·ing, adjectivewell-speaking, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for speaking
As physicians gain seniority, they may be hired for industry speaking engagements worth thousands of dollars, or paid six figures to sit on a company’s board.My cancer might be back—and I wonder if unnecessary radiation caused it in the first place|jakemeth|September 22, 2020|Fortune
Shine Bootcamp offers a 6-week online public speaking workshop for women as well as ongoing resources.Women in search: Why allies and networking are critical|Ginny Marvin|September 22, 2020|Search Engine Land
I don’t want this to become a speaking-out-against-him thing.
If you’d rather leave the speaking to others but don’t want to miss out on all the great search knowledge, you can register for the event here.SMX is Coming to You in December 2020: Be a Part of it!|Kathy Bushman|September 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
Patrick devotes a lot of his time to helping the SEO community through his speaking engagements, the TechSEO Reddit sub-forum, the TechSEO Slack channel he runs and so much more.Video: Patrick Stox on pagination, technical SEO & community|Barry Schwartz|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Speaking to a local radio station today Antonella Ramelli said the video gives her hope.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But this may be a distinction without much of a difference—especially since Scalise admitted speaking before EURO.
“Mona Iraqi is responsible for 25 families losing their lives,” he said, speaking figuratively.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Speaking of the literature you love, the Bloomsbury writers crop up in your collection repeatedly.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Now I have a larger place for you," the boy said, speaking just as though Squinty could understand him.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
We were speaking of the faculty of mimicry, and he told me such a funny little anecdote about Chopin.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The rightly cultivated expressive voice is the man—speaking.
It is ordinarily considered that the range of the speaking voice is very limited as compared with the singer's range.
Broadly speaking, the new money will be altogether too good to meet this particular need.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for speaking
- able to speak
- (in combination) able to speak a particular languageFrench-speaking