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soliloquy

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Definition a speech you make to yourself or as a long uninterrupted part of a conversation
  • Perhaps the best known soliloquy is written by Shakespeare in Hamlet:  "To be, or not to be: that is the question..."
soliloquy = a speech you make to yourself
  • By the end of his soliloquy Hamlet concludes that he should not murder Duncan.
  • soliloquy = speech to himself
  • These observations were partly addressed to the old gentleman, partly to Kate, and partly delivered in soliloquy.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • The Countess now occupies the stage alone, and indulges in a soliloquy which develops her character.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Haunted Hotel
  • Hamlet's soliloquy, you know; the most celebrated thing in Shakespeare.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • soliloquy = a speech made to oneself
  • I had chosen drama simply because I liked Hamlet's soliloquy beginning, "To be, or not to be."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • soliloquy = a speech you make to yourself or as a long uninterrupted part of a conversation
  • Augustus stopped speaking long enough that I figured the soliloquy was over.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • soliloquy = long speech
  • After Edna's long soliloquy ended, we continued down the road to Lois's house.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • soliloquy = a speech you make to yourself or as a long uninterrupted part of a conversation
  • Through the screen she listened to the flow of Nathan's soliloquy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • soliloquy = a speech you make to yourself or as a long uninterrupted part of a conversation
  • There was a noise of hobnails on the bricks in the bar, and Mrs. Hall had very reluctantly to leave the rest of his soliloquy.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • soliloquy = a speech you make to yourself or as a long uninterrupted part of a conversation
  • ....Mr. Kean Also: (by special request) Hamlet's Immortal Soliloquy!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • soliloquy = a speech made to oneself
  • The duke told him, and then says: "I'll answer by doing the Highland fling or the sailor's hornpipe; and you—well, let me see—oh, I've got it—you can do Hamlet's soliloquy."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • soliloquy = a speech made to oneself
  • "You know, Stingo, I just thought of something," Sophie said, breaking in at some point on my soliloquy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • In fact, the only times I had heard the soliloquy had been when I had melodramatically recited to myself.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • In the small hours of that morning, after her long soliloquy, I had to put Sophie into bed—pour her into bed, as we used to say in those days.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The English teacher had helped him to create a sermon winging through Hamlet's soliloquy.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Bleeding heart continues his soliloquy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It's cancer, I thought all during Sophie's little soliloquy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • "I am in the midst of a soliloquy! I wrote this out and memorized it and if you interrupt me I will completely screw it up," Augustus interrupted.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • ...for example—the soliloquy which I have tried to transcribe as accurately as I have been able to remember it—is, I am now certain, made up mostly of the truth.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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