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"The young Cossack made his mighty interlocutor smile," says Thiers.
Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  a person who takes part in a conversation
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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
  • The two interlocutors thus separated, taking opposite directions, at full gallop.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The eyes of the Jew shot a quick, keen glance at the gold in his interlocutor’s hand.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel

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  • He turned his head over his shoulder to the right, to look at the boots of his interlocutor with a view to comparisons, and lo! where the boots of his interlocutor should have been were neither legs nor boots.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The two interlocutors seemed preoccupied.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "It will be better to-day," finally resumed their interlocutor, who seemed to listen to them with impatience.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "She says we’re jealous," reported the interlocutor.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • At the risk of her own, was the telling rejoinder of his interlocutor, none the less effective for the moderate and measured tone in which it was delivered.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "What are you driving at, Dobbin?" his interlocutor said, uneasy and with a scowl.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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  • Not to hear the words of your interlocutor in metropolitan centres is to know nothing of his meaning.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I was in mortal terror of the young man who wanted my heart and liver; I was in mortal terror of my interlocutor with the iron leg; I was in mortal terror of myself, from whom an awful promise had been extracted; I had no hope of deliverance through my all-powerful sister, who repulsed me at every turn; I am afraid to think of what I might have done on requirement, in the secrecy of my terror.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • 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.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I can see Douglas there before the fire, to which he had got up to present his back, looking down at his interlocutor with his hands in his pockets.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • I looked past my interlocutors.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • And he looked at his interlocutor as if the question might have a double meaning.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Strange to say of a woman in full bloom and vigor, she always allowed her interlocutors to finish their statements before rejoining with hers.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Tess’s attention was thus attracted to the dairyman’s interlocutor, of whom she could see but the merest patch, owing to his burying his head so persistently in the flank of the milcher.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • My three interlocutors did not look up from the weaving they were doing on a crude loom.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The voice of the other interlocutor Carol did not catch, nor, though Mrs. Bogart was proclaiming that he was her confidant and present assistant, did she catch the voice of Mrs. Bogart’s God.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • On many of her interlocutors Madame Merle might have produced an irritating effect; it was disconcertingly difficult to surprise her.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • And her interlocutor stammered a little.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • "Abe, if you ain’t drunk or crazy tell thet over," ordered Abe’s interlocutor.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • "I haven’t made a mistake—pas insulte, no?" her interlocutor continued.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • From a distance now, he examined life in his homeland and found that his interlocutor had characterized it correctly.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • His interlocutor burst out laughing several times at his answers; and more than ever, when to the question, "whether he had been cured?" the patient replied: "No, they did not cure me."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Here are the rich boy and the poor boy and Mr. Barlow, their teacher and interlocutor, in long discourses alternating with dramatic scenes—danger and rescue allotted to the rich and the poor respectively.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Your true rustic turns his back on his interlocutor, throwing a question over his shoulder as if he meant to run away from the answer, and walking a step or two farther off when the interest of the dialogue culminates.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He was in a state of irritation, which I noticed with surprise, his usual behaviour when he condescended to converse being perfectly cool, with a trace of amused tolerance, as if the existence of his interlocutor had been a rather good joke.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The girl stared, and her blush came back to her, together with a momentary look of pain which gave her interlocutor some alarm.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • "Sergeant Dunham’s daughter is scarcely a fitting interlocutor in a discourse between you and me, Lieutenant Muir," rejoined the captain’s lady, with careful respect for her own dignity; "and yonder is the Pathfinder about to take his chance, by way of changing the subject."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • His interlocutor, whose head appeared through the carriage window, was a woman of from twenty to two-and-twenty years.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Morris rejoined, raising his voice a little, with a brighter smile, as his interlocutor turned away.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • The girl stared, and her blush came back to her, together with a momentary look of pain which gave her interlocutor some alarm.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • She made her interlocutor observe the corner of this unfolded object.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He was thinking that, as he would have said himself; and indeed he might safely leave it to the memory of any interlocutor, especially of one to whom he was offering his hand.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • He took from his pocket, while he stood on the portico, a card upon which, under his name, he had written the words "San Francisco," and while he presented it he looked warily at his interlocutor.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • He turned his head over his shoulder to the right, to look at the boots of his interlocutor with a view to comparisons, and lo! where the boots of his interlocutor should have been were neither legs nor boots.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • She remained standing where they had met, making no offer to advance or to speak to Mr. Touchett, and while she lingered so near the threshold, slim and charming, her interlocutor wondered if she expected the old man to come and pay her his respects.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • She remained standing where they had met, making no offer to advance or to speak to Mr. Touchett, and while she lingered so near the threshold, slim and charming, her interlocutor wondered if she expected the old man to come and pay her his respects.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • -Sol hesitated, sensing a trap, trying to see where his subconscious interlocutor was heading.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • With nihilism, no discussion is possible; for the nihilist logic doubts the existence of its interlocutor, and is not quite sure that it exists itself.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • On many of her interlocutors Madame Merle might have produced an irritating effect; it was disconcertingly difficult to surprise her.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • He eyed his interlocutor, and then glanced about him.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Tess hastily explained that he had been called away on business, and, leaving her interlocutor, clambered over the garden-hedge, and thus made her way to the house.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He edged in a curious way along the seat away from his interlocutor.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • He was thinking that, as he would have said himself; and indeed he might safely leave it to the memory of any interlocutor, especially of one to whom he was offering his hand.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • And the cardinal pointed with his finger to a chair for the young man, who was so astonished at what was passing that he awaited a second sign from his interlocutor before he obeyed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Transcribed here the speech sounds harmless enough, particularly as uttered in the sweet, high, casual pipe with which, at all interlocutors, but above all at his eternal governess, he threw off intonations as if he were tossing roses.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • "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.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
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