Therefore I addressed myself a second time to the stabbing, but Hwin came near to me and put her head in between me and the dagger and discoursed to me most excellent reasons and rebuked me as a mother rebukes her daughter.
"Friends, friends," said Edmund, "what is the use of all this discourse?
There are no more uses of "discourse" in the book.
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The event has elevated the level of public discourse on this issue.
The idea of individual rights is prominent in American discourse.