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Definition a conversation (formal in modern usage); or written dialogue
  • She thanked everyone who participated in the colloquy.
  • The last man whom I favored with a colloquy was that stout old republican, Samuel Adams.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather's Chair
  • The colloquy which followed was brief and to the point:
    Sinclair, Upton  --  The Jungle
  • Upon which, as is not unusual in such cases, a rather angry colloquy ensued.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • The colloquy between Tom and Eva was interrupted by a hasty call from Miss Ophelia.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • [A whispered colloquy takes place at the door.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Yet he never passed in at MY door—never sat in colloquy with ME until midnight.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The people in hearing of the colloquy became silent; and from them the hush spread afar.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The conversation at the bottom of the lake is the dialogue of eternity and time, the "Colloquy of the Quick": "To be, or not to be."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I had been standing behind him during this colloquy.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Don Carlos Stewart took Nels, Monty, and Nick Steele aside out of earshot, and they evidently entered upon an earnest colloquy.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Her colloquy with Judge Pyncheon, who so perfectly represented the person and attributes of the founder of the family, had called back the dreary past.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Into this mild colloquy Edward Rosier entered little; he sat by moodily, watching his small sweetheart.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Joan's opportunity for watching Kells and his men and overhearing their colloquies was as good as it had been back in Cabin Gulch.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Here, being summoned to dinner, they brought their colloquy to a close.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Now then, their colloquy at an end, they went their ways- Athena toward illustrious Lakedaimon far over sea, to join Odysseus' son.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Miss Ophelia rose from this encouraging colloquy; St. Clare was leaning over the back of her chair.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The rest were silent during the august colloquy.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Come by anytime you like, whenever you feel the need for a little colloquy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Blake," interrupted Jane, nervously anxious to terminate a colloquy that she perceived was an ordeal for him.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage

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