Definition of 'speak'
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Here is the language real people speak. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We must make the gospel speak to our day. Christianity Today (2000)My mother spoke about me as her "little angel". Coping with Bulimia (1987)She is still not really speaking to me. The Sun (2014)He spoke out after talks with oil giants aimed at lowering the price of fuel. The Sun (2008)We had spoken about something like this happening only recently. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are a few who speak out about the risks to future generations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He speaks their language with a fluency matched only by the texture of his strokes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At that time houses still spoke with local accents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This must surely speak of something significant. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many athletes have spoken about the physical demands that training makes on them. The Sun (2012)We speak to people in the same way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Make sure in both instances you do not speak to or make eye contact with the dog. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)How are they supposed to make it in the outside world if they leave school not knowing how to speak properly? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Arabs are speaking a new language. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He understands that people are different, knows how to speak to each player individually. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She burst into tears and said she hadn't spoken to her mother for three years. The Sun (2008) Generally speaking, people walking together talk together. Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)She says: 'I speak up at work and have a voice. The Sun (2013)Who have you been speaking to who says I'm neurotic? Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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