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discourse
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

7 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
  • Albert was soon deeply engrossed in discoursing upon Paris and Parisian matters, speaking to the countess of the various persons they both knew there.
    Chapters 33-34 (76% in)
  • "But," said Albert, breaking in upon his discourse, "never mind the past; let us only remember the present.
    Chapters 33-34 (73% in)
  • We discoursed a long time, madame, on different subjects; of Perugino, of Raffaelle, of manners, customs, of the famous aquatofana, of which they had told you, I think you said, that certain individuals in Perugia had preserved the secret.
    Chapters 51-52 (56% in)
  • "I do not recollect now all the various subjects of which we discoursed, madame," continued the count with perfect calmness; "but I perfectly remember that, falling into the error which others had entertained respecting me, you consulted me as to the health of Mademoiselle de Villefort."
    Chapters 51-52 (56% in)
  • "And what effect did this discourse produce?" anxiously inquired Albert.
    Chapters 85-86 (67% in)
  • A few men, the least impressed of all by the scene, pronounced a discourse, some deploring this premature death, others expatiating on the grief of the father, and one very ingenious person quoting the fact that Valentine had solicited pardon of her father for criminals on whom the arm of justice was ready to fall—until at length they exhausted their stores of metaphor and mournful speeches.
    Chapters 105-106 (7% in)
  • "The discourse is over; farewell, gentlemen," said the count.
    Chapters 105-106 (9% in)

There are no more uses of "discourse" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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