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Definitiona serious speech, writing, or conversation on a particular topic
- I listened to this discourse with the extremest agony.Chapter 9 (58% in)
- By great application, however, and after having remained during the space of several revolutions of the moon in my hovel, I discovered the names that were given to some of the most familiar objects of discourse; I learned and applied the words, 'fire,' 'milk,' 'bread,' and 'wood.'Chapter 12 (38% in)
- Soon after, however, Felix approached with another man; I was surprised, as I knew that he had not quitted the cottage that morning, and waited anxiously to discover from his discourse the meaning of these unusual appearances.Chapter 16 (23% in)
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