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  • For him it counted as a soliloquy.†   (source)
  • Adam was always very good as Hamlet giving his To Be or Not to Be soliloquy.†   (source)
  • I scribble Nathaniel's musings in my spiral notebook, trying to keep up with a running soliloquy that is somewhat reminiscent of Joseph Mitchell's Professor Sea Gull character.†   (source)
  • And in the course of the soliloquy, she even feels free to comment on the drollness of the course that events are taking ("Won't that be funny").†   (source)
  • The reason for the soliloquy here is that Morgenstern's previous book had gotten bombed by the critics and also hadn't sold beans.†   (source)
  • As he recited his improvised soliloquy, Saphira received another cut upon her left flank.†   (source)
  • My mother's fussing soliloquies always irritated and depressed us.†   (source)
  • His daily soliloquy completed, he reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a crumpled brown bag that contained his morning sun.†   (source)
  • They only invited me because I'd finaled in the Shakespeare soliloquy contest and was being flown to London for the competition the next day?'†   (source)
  • !" he shouts at the end of his furious soliloquy about what's right and fair and just.†   (source)
  • I had chosen drama simply because I liked Hamlet's soliloquy beginning, "To be, or not to be."†   (source)
  • But much as he enjoyed the first fond soliloquies about Pope John Paul, Mortenson learned that, after enough vodka, Dudzinski simply spoke to no one in particular.†   (source)
  • His long, often wandering, soliloquy presented numerous accounts of unrelated acts of naval heroism and seemed as though it would never end until, as if suddenly prodded, he said: "So in conclusion, my clients seek their full rights of salvage on the ship and all its cargo as delineated by its manifest, bills of sale, and other documentation presented herewith to the court."†   (source)
  • He had written to Ariane, and his first letter to her had begun with the thought that her death had made his letters to her soliloquies.†   (source)
  • It was not until the murderer's long soliloquy that we were able to look around; frozen as we were in profile, our eyes searched you out, first confidently, then hesitantly, then desperately as each patch of turf, each log, every exposed corner in every direction proved uninhabited, and all the while the murderous King addressed the horizon with his dreary interminable guilt.... Our heads began to move, wary as lizards, the corpse of unsullied Rosalinda peeped through his fingers, and the King faltered.†   (source)
  • Through the screen she listened to the flow of Nathan's soliloquy.†   (source)
  • After Edna's long soliloquy ended, we continued down the road to Lois's house.†   (source)
  • Her way of response was dramatic-soliloquy, and with an accent.†   (source)
  • Augustus stopped speaking long enough that I figured the soliloquy was over.   (source)
    soliloquy = long speech
  • These observations were partly addressed to the old gentleman, partly to Kate, and partly delivered in soliloquy.   (source)
    soliloquy = as though talking to oneself
  • Margo managed to speak in her usual manic soliloquy without answering my question.   (source)
    soliloquy = long speech as though talking to oneself
  • I thought maybe it was how orchestrated the whole thing had been: Augustus was amazing, but he'd overdone everything at the picnic, right down to the sandwiches that were metaphorically resonant but tasted terrible and the memorized soliloquy that prevented conversation.   (source)
    soliloquy = long speech
  • Between this soliloquy and the baby melting down, not to mention Eli witnessing it all, I could literally feel my temperature rising.   (source)
    soliloquy = long, uninterrupted speech made to oneself
  • The Countess now occupies the stage alone, and indulges in a soliloquy which develops her character.   (source)
  • ….Mr. Kean Also: (by special request) Hamlet's Immortal Soliloquy!   (source)
    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."   (source)
  • I decided to do one of Kate's soliloquies from The Taming of the Shrew (I've loved that play ever since I saw the old movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton).†   (source)
  • Mama's soliloquy slid into the silence "...Bible say feed the hungry.†   (source)
  • The English teacher had helped him to create a sermon winging through Hamlet's soliloquy.†   (source)
  • It's cancer, I thought all during Sophie's little soliloquy.†   (source)
  • She laughed, and I felt so tired, but someone had dragged the bench away from the pay phone, so I sat my bony butt down on the hard concrete, pulling the silver cord of the phone taut and preparing for a serious soliloquy from my mom, and then down below all the other notes and scribbles, I saw a drawing of a flower.†   (source)
  • She would snap her fingers at me and I would pull up a chair for her, and no sooner had she plopped down next to her son's bed than she would launch into a soliloquy of assaults on the character of his now departed wife.†   (source)
  • Ten minutes into the soliloquy Hugh Freeze rose, offered a big yawn, and announced that he really had to leave to go spend some time with his family.†   (source)
  • Nathaniel happily obliges, and it's as if the Prince of Denmark has joined us for breakfast, punctuating his soliloquy with a fork.†   (source)
  • Once, true, he had been a titan, but now, now What happens here that you arent going to read is the six-page soliloquy from Inigo in which Morgenstern, through Inigo, reflects on the anguish of fleeting glory.†   (source)
  • In fact, the only times I had heard the soliloquy had been when I had melodramatically recited to myself.†   (source)
  • Bleeding heart continues his soliloquy.†   (source)
  • "You know, Stingo, I just thought of something," Sophie said, breaking in at some point on my soliloquy.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The passage a while back about her early life in Cracow, 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.†   (source)
  • The time approaches when these soliloquies shall be shared.†   (source)
  • But soliloquies in back streets soon pall.†   (source)
  • Such sensations, however, were too near akin to resentment to be long guiding Fanny's soliloquies.†   (source)
  • And Ralph always wound up these mental soliloquies by arriving at the conclusion, that there was nothing like money.†   (source)
  • But if his father had lived to a good old age, and his uncle had died an early death, we can conceive Hamlet's having married Ophelia, and got through life with a reputation of sanity, notwithstanding many soliloquies, and some moody sarcasms toward the fair daughter of Polonius, to say nothing of the frankest incivility to his father-in-law.†   (source)
  • It was in his own little den of an office and on the top of his official stool that Newman thus soliloquised; and the soliloquy referred, as Newman's grumbling soliloquies usually did, to Ralph Nickleby.†   (source)
  • When important thought doesn't have to be soliloquy, I know how valuable an occasion that is.†   (source)
  • "I understand," continued Mordred, in what was almost a soliloquy, "that our liege lord himself must watch the execution from this window."†   (source)
  • As the boards shuddered under her weight, the soliloquy she had been muttering in the front hall grew louder and louder, coming clearly to the ears of the family in the dining room.†   (source)
  • Or again, Gant would read to him with sonorous and florid rhetoric passages from Shakespeare, among which he heard most often Marc Antony's funeral oration, Hamlet's soliloquy, the banquet scene in Macbeth, and the scene between Desdemona and Othello before he strangles her.†   (source)
  • "I hope there ain't, but I can't make so 'Nation sure of that," said the guard, in gruff soliloquy.†   (source)
  • It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul.†   (source)
  • He soliloquized the while, for it is an error to suppose that the soliloquy is unnatural.†   (source)
  • At length, with a deep sigh, he exclaimed, as if in a soliloquy, "And dis all cum ob de goole-bug!†   (source)
  • "My strength is quite failing me," I said in a soliloquy.†   (source)
  • It was the woman Cassy, who had stolen upon his soliloquy.†   (source)
  • Mas'r wants you to cotch Bill and Jerry," said Andy, cutting short Sam's soliloquy.†   (source)
  • "I must be a brute, indeed, if I can be really ungrateful!" said she, in soliloquy.†   (source)
  • She did not answer, but went on, in a tone which was a soliloquy rather than an exclamation, and a dirge rather than a soliloquy.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Their generally quiet, yet often brisk, and constantly diversified talk, one to another, or sometimes in soliloquy,—as they scratched worms out of the rich, black soil, or pecked at such plants as suited their taste,—had such a domestic tone, that it was almost a wonder why you could not establish a regular interchange of ideas about household matters, human and gallinaceous.†   (source)
  • This woman was not given to soliloquy; but extremity of feeling lessens the individuality of the weak, as it increases that of the strong.†   (source)
  • A rustling in the low bushes which still grew, for some distance, along the swale that formed the thicket on which the camp of Ishmael had rested, caught his ear, at the moment, and cut short the soliloquy.†   (source)
  • "I can do so little—have I done it all well?" is the perpetually recurring thought; and there are no voices calling her away from that soliloquy, no peremptory demands to divert energy from vain regret or superfluous scruple.†   (source)
  • Now for my soliloquy.†   (source)
  • To mend the matter, Hamlet's aunt had the family failing of indulging in soliloquy, and held forth in a desultory manner, by herself, on every topic that was introduced.†   (source)
  • There was a muttered exclamation which ended this inward soliloquy, as Stephen threw away the end of his last cigar, and thrusting his hands into his pockets, stalked along at a quieter pace through the shrubbery.†   (source)
  • She had hurried on through her story, with a wild, passionate utterance; sometimes seeming to address it to Tom, and sometimes speaking as in a soliloquy.†   (source)
  • "My dear, dear anxious friend,"—said she, in mental soliloquy, while walking downstairs from her own room, "always overcareful for every body's comfort but your own; I see you now in all your little fidgets, going again and again into his room, to be sure that all is right."†   (source)
  • "Yes, it actually is the nose—really, when one thinks—" he continued, pursuing his mental soliloquy and still looking at it.†   (source)
  • 'It's well the hellish villain has kept his word!' growled my future host, searching the darkness beyond me in expectation of discovering Heathcliff; and then he indulged in a soliloquy of execrations, and threats of what he would have done had the 'fiend' deceived him.†   (source)
  • "Not lubberly done," muttered Cap in a sort of soliloquy,—"not over lubberly, though he should have put his helm a-starboard instead of a-port; for a vessel ought always to come-to with her head off shore, whether she is a league from the land or only a cable's length, since it has a careful look, and looks are something in this world."†   (source)
  • Without attending to the soliloquy of Natty, the youth bowed his head silently to the offer of the bank-note, and replied: "Excuse me: I have need of the venison."†   (source)
  • Yielding to his powerful interest in the subject, and impatient of a delay that seemed fraught with so much additional danger, Heyward drew still nigher to the dusky group, with an intention of making his offers of compensation more definite, when the white man, motioning with his hand, as if he conceded the disputed point, turned away, saying in a sort of soliloquy, and in the English tongue: "Uncas is right!†   (source)
  • I took the pistols, scarcely knowing what I did, or believing what I heard, while Dupin went on, very much as if in a soliloquy.†   (source)
  • The close of this was said in a sort of a soliloquy, as the young man went in quest of the fallen rifle.†   (source)
  • 'I suppose I must leave you to speak in soliloquy if you choose,' she replied, after a pause that seemed an angry one.†   (source)
  • The evil conscience and the shaken nerves of Front-de-Boeuf heard, in this strange interruption to his soliloquy, the voice of one of those demons, who, as the superstition of the times believed, beset the beds of dying men to distract their thoughts, and turn them from the meditations which concerned their eternal welfare.†   (source)
  • The youth returned to the door, while giving vent to this soliloquy, and completed the fastenings by placing a small chain through a staple, and securing it there by a padlock.†   (source)
  • When he was in the Rue Pavee, the rag-picker occurred to his mind, and he indulged in this soliloquy:— "You're in the wrong to insult the revolutionists, Mother Dust-Heap-Corner.†   (source)
  • See Wolsey's soliloquy,[544] and the following scene from Cromwell,[545] where,—instead of the meter of Shakspeare, whose secret is, that the thought constructs the tune, so that reading for the sense will best bring out the rhythm,—here the lines are constructed on a given tune, and the verse has even a trace of pulpit eloquence.†   (source)
  • While this soliloquy was being pronounced, the hunter advanced into the area, where to his surprise he saw Hetty alone, evidently awaiting his return.†   (source)
  • Catherine caught and perused it eagerly; then she put a few questions to me concerning the inmates, rational and irrational, of her former home; and gazing towards the hills, murmured in soliloquy: 'I should like to be riding Minny down there!†   (source)
  • Soliloquy and reflection received a startling interruption, however, by the sudden appearance of a second Indian on the lake shore, a few hundred yards from the point.†   (source)
  • "When that unfortunate hour arrives, Natty, friends shall not be wanting to perform the last offices for you," said Oliver, a little touched at the hunter's soliloquy.†   (source)
  • Marius, up to that time solitary and inclined to soliloquy, and to asides, both by habit and by taste, was a little fluttered by this covey of young men around him.†   (source)
  • Muttering this soliloquy, Arthur carried his precious volume to the table, and, adjusting it upon a dusty desk, put on his spectacles, and began to pore among the leaves.†   (source)
  • 'Trust your old master not to be fooled by pretty faces, Peg; no, no, no—nor by ugly ones neither, Mrs Sliderskew,' he softly added by way of soliloquy.†   (source)
  • It was in his own little den of an office and on the top of his official stool that Newman thus soliloquised; and the soliloquy referred, as Newman's grumbling soliloquies usually did, to Ralph Nickleby.†   (source)
  • Seeming to be slightly roused by this exertion, he raised his eye to the ceiling, and fixing it upon some uncouth and fantastic figures, traced upon it by the wet and damp which had penetrated through the roof, broke into the following soliloquy: 'Well, this is a pretty go, is this here!†   (source)
  • It was with a very melancholy laugh that Newman Noggs concluded this soliloquy; and it was with a very melancholy shake of the head, and a very rueful countenance, that he turned about, and went plodding on his way.†   (source)
  • The last man being gone, Mr Gregsbury rubbed his hands and chuckled, as merry fellows will, when they think they have said or done a more than commonly good thing; he was so engrossed in this self-congratulation, that he did not observe that Nicholas had been left behind in the shadow of the window-curtains, until that young gentleman, fearing he might otherwise overhear some soliloquy intended to have no listeners, coughed twice or thrice, to attract the member's notice.†   (source)
  • as such a result had appeared only a few minutes before it came about, still, Mrs Nickleby, from the moment when this confidence was first reposed in her, late on the previous evening, had remained in an unsatisfactory and profoundly mystified state, from which no explanations or arguments could relieve her, and which every fresh soliloquy and reflection only aggravated more and more.†   (source)
  • At length, Jones, being weary of soliloquy, addressed himself to his companion, and blamed him for his taciturnity; for which the poor man very honestly accounted, from his fear of giving offence.†   (source)
  • Such was the soliloquy Sancho held with himself, and all the conclusion he could come to was to say to himself again, "Well, there's remedy for everything except death, under whose yoke we have all to pass, whether we like it or not, when life's finished.†   (source)
  • Don Quixote roused him from these reflections and this soliloquy by saying, "No doubt, Señor Don Diego de Miranda, you set me down in your mind as a fool and a madman, and it would be no wonder if you did, for my deeds do not argue anything else.†   (source)
  • Louie and the other slaves shoveled and walked in time with Shakespeare's soliloquies, with Churchill's vow to fight in the fields and in the streets and in the hills, with Lincoln's last full measure of devotion.   (source)
    soliloquies = long speeches by characters as though talking to themselves
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