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discourse
used in War and Peace

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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
  • After these words, the Mason, as if tired by his long discourse, again leaned his arms on the back of the sofa and closed his eyes.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (9% in)
  • A dance, for which her partner came to seek her, put an end to her discourse with her future directeur de conscience, but the next evening Monsieur de Jobert came to see Helene when she was alone, and after that often came again.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (13% in)

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