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colloquy
used in The Magic Mountain

9 uses
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Definition
a conversation (formal in modern usage); or written dialogue
  • Come by anytime you like, whenever you feel the need for a little colloquy.
    6.2 - Someone Else (89% in)
  • We've come by for our little colloquy," Hans Castorp said, his eyes directed more at the pious horror in the corner than at the occupant of this surprising room, who was commending the cousins for having kept their word.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (24% in)
  • Then there was the great colloquy on health and sickness, which arose out of differences that became apparent one day, very close to Christmas, as they walked through the snow to Platz and back.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (32% in)
  • Or, going one step farther, with those striking remarks to which Naphta had treated Pater Unterpertinger in their colloquy about Hegel and the "Catholicity" of that state philosopher, about how "politics" and "Catholicism" were psychologically related and formed a single objective reality?
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (94% in)
  • A colloquy with Naphta and Settembrini was not exactly a canny experience, or at the least led into uncharted and dangerous regions; and if we can speak of Hans Castorp's sympathy with the vast winter wilderness, it is because he found it to be, notwithstanding the devout awe it awakened, a suitable arena where he could resolve his tangle of ideas, a convenient spot for someone who, without knowing quite how it had happened, found himself burdened with the duties of "playing king" in...
    6.7 - Snow (28% in)
  • Dazed and giddy, he quivered with exhilaration, just as he often did after a colloquy with Naphta and Settembrini, except this time the feeling was incomparably stronger— which may have been how he came to excuse his own inertia in fighting off such attacks of self-narcosis by reminiscing drunkenly about their discussions.
    6.7 - Snow (55% in)
  • It should be noted that these Masonic colloquies—held separately between the apprentice and each of his mentors—had taken place during the period before Joachim's return home to the people up here.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (47% in)
  • This had happened often since the colloquy on literature, the day when Hans Castorp had first noticed a new light and the ominous expression deep in Joachim's eyes.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (67% in)
  • But he was fairly sure that he did not miss out on any that required the presence of a pedagogic object to ignite a meaningful colloquy.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (32% in)

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