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interlocutor
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Jane Eyre
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  • Mobile and flexible, it was never intended to be compressed in the eternal silence of solitude: it is a mouth which should speak much and smile often, and have human affection for its interlocutor.
  • "MAY it be right then," I said, as I rose, deeming it useless to continue a discourse which was all darkness to me; and, besides, sensible that the character of my interlocutor was beyond my penetration; at least, beyond its present reach; and feeling the uncertainty, the vague sense of insecurity, which accompanies a conviction of ignorance.
  • I perceived, of course, the drift of my interlocutor.
  • Your garb and manner were restricted by rule; your air was often diffident, and altogether that of one refined by nature, but absolutely unused to society, and a good deal afraid of making herself disadvantageously conspicuous by some solecism or blunder; yet when addressed, you lifted a keen, a daring, and a glowing eye to your interlocutor’s face: there was penetration and power in each glance you gave; when plied by close questions, you found ready and round answers.

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  • "The young Cossack made his mighty interlocutor smile," says Thiers.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Then, having riveted the eyes of his interlocutor on his own, he glanced towards the door.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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