Talk round

Definitions

  • William peering round his brother in order to talk to Miss Cannon
    William peering round his brother in order to talk to Miss Cannon
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Talk round to exhaust the subject: to bring to one's way of thinking by persuasive talk
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prof. Skeat takes the M. E. talken from Scand., and that from Lithuanian; Sw. tolka (Ice. túlka), to interpret—Lith. tulkas, an interpreter. Prob., however, the M. E. talken is talen, talien, to speak, with formative -k, giving a freq. or dim. force; cf. Tale.

Usage

In literature:

From the gabble of talk all round me I knew she was French.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
And whilst they were talking, they both doubled up and began to run round the room on their hands and feet.
"Pinocchio" by C. Collodi
Wherever educated people talked the conversation came round to the question of evolution.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
I dare say the talk round the mess table was very foolish.
"On the King's Service" by Innes Logan
In the evening I had a long talk with the people of the village, who had assembled round our tents.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
Such was the talk among the people gathered round the little girl's corpse.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
The aunts sat round the drawing-room fire talking and doing crochet-work.
"More William" by Richmal Crompton
The peasantry round Elvas do not talk of them so.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
He talked just as a fountain flows, smiling, self-satisfied, wagging his bald round head.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
His round black eyes darted into every place and upon every one with an insatiable curiosity, and he talked almost incessantly.
"The Days of Mohammed" by Anna May Wilson
I think, if you let me, I could manage to talk him round in a week, maybe.
"One Day More A Play In One Act" by Joseph Conrad
He would stroll round presently and talk to the porter about it ...
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
They talked noisily, and there must have been a round dozen of them, at the least.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
He was a young man with boyish shoulders, and a round face, which he screwed nervously as he talked.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They closed round Majendie and hemmed him in a corner, and kept him there talking to him.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
They all sat round the table and talked; Julia talked a great deal the least, but that did not matter, the others had so much to say.
"The Good Comrade" by Una L. Silberrad
All round this vast room is a gallery forty feet wide, where you could lock arms and promenade, and talk about hens.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
A lady, in blue gown, with a shawl round her head, was talking to a man in evening dress.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Presently the talk fell on the Maxwells; and came round to Hubert.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
Let us draw our stools round the stove and have a comfortable talk.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

And still as he talked that evening,
The sunset sank away,
While round by the dear old churchyard
Came the voices of children at play.
"The Pastor's Pool" by Alexander Anderson
But something must have happened him,
Right curi's I'll be bound,
'Cause I heard 'em talking 'bout a circle
That he was swinging round.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
This was talked of the whole country round,
You might hear it on every bough sung,
"Now no longer upon the rough ground
Will fond mothers brood over their young.
"The Magpie's Nest, Or A Lesson Of Docility" by Charles Lamb
"TO-NIGHT," you said, "to-night, all Ireland round
The curlews call." The dinner-talk went on,
And I knew what you heard and what you saw,
That left you for a little while withdrawn-
The lonely land, the lonely-crying birds!
"In Memory Of John Butler Yeats" by Padraic Colum
Oh might our spirits for one hour return,
When the next century rounds its hundredth ring,
All the strange secrets it shall teach to learn,
To hear the larger truths its years shall bring,
Its wiser sages talk, its sweeter minstrels sing!
"American Academy Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I says I ain't no judge of that; an' treats it with a laugh.
But she keeps the talk on 'usbands for a minute an' a half.
I can't do much but spar a bit, an' keep her out of range;
So the third round is the widow's; an' the fight takes on a change.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis

In news:

The latest round of NHL labor talks ended with the two sides in different rooms from each other.
Starting today, Sudan and South Sudan meet in Addis Ababa for another round of African Union-led talks.
Fresh faces to get involved for next round of NHL collective bargaining talks.
Officials from six world powers meet in Brussels on Wednesday to plan for a possible new round of talks with.
The current Doha round of trade talks was supposed to help the world's poor.
The first round of talks began in Cuba on November 19th and lasted ten days.
Rory McIlroy (L) of Northern Ireland talks with Tiger Woods of the US as they approach the first green during round one of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Carmel, Indiana September 6, 2012.
Carson Daly and CeeLo Green talk about Monday night's upcoming battle rounds on NBC's The Voice.
Ould it be we really do talk different 'round here.
Delegates at the opening of the latest round of UN climate talks which are being hosted in the Middle East for the first time.
NEW YORK — The latest round of NHL labor talks ended with the two sides not even getting into the same room with each other.
The siblings have had plenty to talk about as the championship and consolation rounds neared.
Negotiators from Colombia's government and largest insurgent group concluded their first round of talks Thursday and voiced cautious optimism that they will eventually forge a peace deal.
UN to launch new round of talks on global warming .
UCLA forward Chandler Hoffman talks about being selected by the Philadelphia Union in the first round of the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
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In science:

We were very fortunate to be offered the full use of the wonderful facilities and generous hospitality of the Lorentz Center at the University of Leiden. The workshop itself was opened by a few introductory talks, followed by a round of selfintroductions by the participants.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
In many talks and during the round table it was discussed the role of probability in the EPR-Bell framework: L.
Quantum theory: Reconsideration of foundations
Shaddock, who talked about the LISA Optical Bench, and a round table organized by A.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
The two parties can interactively talk to each other over r rounds as they wish; the only constraints are that the total communication rate from Alice to Bob is bounded from above by R12 and the total communication rate from Bob to Alice is bounded from above by R21 .
Secure Channel Simulation
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