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discourse
used in The Merry Wives of Windsor

2 uses
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Definition
a serious speech, writing, or conversation on a particular topic

or much more rarely: to speak or write formally on a particular topic; or to have a conversation
  • Briefly, I do mean to make love to Ford's wife; I spy entertainment in her; she discourses, she carves, she gives the leer of invitation; I can construe the action of her familiar style; and the hardest voice of her behaviour, to be Englished rightly, is 'I am Sir John Falstaff's.'
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in the Garter Inn (41% in)
  • Now, Sir John, here is the heart of my purpose: you are a gentleman of excellent breeding, admirable discourse, of great admittance, authentic in your place and person, generally allowed for your many war-like, court-like, and learned preparations.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Garter Inn (72% in)

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