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enunciate -- as in: enunciate the plan
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  • "What," he said, enunciating each word carefully, "have you done, Meliorn?"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • And of course you shouldn’t have trouble with any answer if you enunciate.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He enunciated each syllable as if we were hard of hearing.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • She enunciated the words carefully, as if he were hard of hearing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • "To the viewing party," she said, enunciating her syllables as one might do with a small child.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • "It would appear," she said, carefully enunciating each word, "that you are in violation of the Interplanetary Agreement of 54 T.E., Article 17."
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "But," he says, enunciating very slowly, "what about the collections that are not on public display?"
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Still enunciating her words loudly and clearly, she says, "It’s not just stubborn, Lena.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • "NAH-stee-ya," Margot enunciates, and I inwardly cringe, acutely aware of the audience around us.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Whenever I am going to lose control, whenever I am about to assume the emotional and psychological responses of the Peking man, my upper lip quivers reflexively and I find it very difficult to enunciate even the simplest of words.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • I said half aloud, slowly enunciating the words while I lathered my crotch.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • My father ladles out the stuffing, deals the slices of dark and light; my mother adds the mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and asks Mr. Banerji, enunciating carefully, whether they have turkeys in his country.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Next?" she repeated, enunciating each word.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Ya khochu chto-by Shirli prinyala eto, said Gyuri, a sentence so plain and so earnestly enunciated that even I, with my lousy Russki, understood it.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • My sister can’t enunciate words, but she uses verbal approximations.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • "There was an anonymous tip that you stole a car," he enunciated slowly.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • ’Never go home the same way as you went out,’ she said, as though enunciating an important general principle.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • They had lost the ability to enunciate words but could still mimic a range of human vocal sounds, from a child’s high-pitched warble to a man’s deep tones.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • "Every sinner must be punished in a manner befitting his sin!" the cleric repeated into the mike, lowering his voice, enunciating each word slowly, dramatically.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I couldn’t hear what she was saying but I could tell that she was speaking more slowly than before, enunciating well, and I pictured her leaning forward, elbows on knees, making eye contact, not blinking.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Again I pronounce the numbers carefully, enunciating with precision.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • "There’s a dead body outside this bar’s front door," said Bat, enunciating carefully.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • He spoke simply, and utterly without emotion; with the manner of a teacher setting forth to a group of scholars an axiom in geometry, he would enunciate such propositions as made the hair of an ordinary person rise on end.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He bore himself with a certain grace, complimented little children and spoke with a neat enunciation.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • A calm, subdued triumph, blent with a longing earnestness, marked his enunciation of the last glorious verses of that chapter.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He recognized the careful enunciation of letters by those, like himself, who could not read but had memorized the letters of their name.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • This unexpected resistance gave Magua time to interpose, and with rapid enunciation and animated gesture, he drew the attention of the band again to himself.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • There was in the enunciation of these words, thus repeated, an accent between an exclamation and an interrogation point.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • St. Louis teachers, on the other hand, tended to act very siditty, and talked down to their students from the lofty heights of education and whitefolks’ enunciation.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He had vowed TO BE WITH ME ON MY WEDDING-NIGHT, yet he did not consider that threat as binding him to peace in the meantime, for as if to show me that he was not yet satiated with blood, he had murdered Clerval immediately after the enunciation of his threats.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The laugh that is a little too loud; the enunciation a little too round; the gesture a little too generous.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • ’Not until I finish,’ he said, trying to enunciate each word carefully.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • You just knew, by the expression on her face, the steely narrowing of her eyes, the heavy, enunciated sighs that could be so belittling that words, any words, seemed preferable to them.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Bellamy enunciated his words with crisp precision.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Today, though, he enunciates the words with a measured clarity, like he’s addressing an audience.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He enunciates the words carefully.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • From the standpoint from which the science of history now regards its subject on the path it now follows, seeking the causes of events in man’s freewill, a scientific enunciation of those laws is impossible, for however man’s free will may be restricted, as soon as we recognize it as a force not subject to law, the existence of law becomes impossible.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Gregor answered to both sides: "I’m ready, now", making an effort to remove all the strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting long pauses between each, individual word.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • "You know what I really need right now?" she said, enunciating each word clearly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • "It is always terrible when the promise of months is destroyed in a moment," enunciated Miss Bartlett.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He was careful to enunciate every syllable, every sound that was foreign to his own language, so as to avoid a potentially tragic mishap.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • "Thank you for spending your precious time in the far-flung region of northern Pakistan," one teenaged boy enunciated shyly into an amplified microphone attached to a tractor battery.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He enunciated for me over and over, scintillas of dry spit flying toward my face.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Then he realized that Charlie was asking him a question, enunciating the words carefully.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • "Lunch ends at one," she said, enunciating each word carefully as if my tardiness was due to a basic lack of comprehension.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Mallinson enunciated the proposition a shade nervously; but Barnard, the American, chose to be heavily facetious.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • She enunciates each word carefully, as if it’s a speech she has memorized.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • With features strained hard to enunciate the syllables they continued to regard the centre of the flickering fire, the notes of the youngest straying over into the pauses of the rest.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • His manner at these moments was frigid and abstract; his eyes were vacant in expression; while his voice, usually a rich tenor, rose into a treble which would have sounded petulantly but for the deliberateness and entire distinctness of the enunciation.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • His voice varied rapidly from a tremulous indecision (when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision—that abrupt, weighty, unhurried, and hollow-sounding enunciation—that leaden, self-balanced and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
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