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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
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • soliloquy = long speech
  • "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

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