give voice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v give voice put into words or an expression "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. [Hamlet]”
  • Denise Tanner
    Denise Tanner
    “Rainbows come and go, but as the moon moves over the zenith, sunshine gives to new beginings, on a new days voice.”

Usage

In literature:

Perhaps the most notable was to give to the voice musical schemes which belong by rights to the instruments.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Yet there was an irresolute quiver in her voice that told him that she longed to give him her confidence.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
The Desert was giving voice.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
One bureau, by a majority of a single voice, had agreed to give the Commons the double number of representatives.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
And Sinbad crouched behind them, snarling and giving voice to a rumbling growl which was his negative opinion of the proceedings.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
The stage gives expression to the feeling, and modern literature voices it.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
A peevish voice was heard giving directions from within.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
The voice within gives this command in two forms; it commands our duty and it commands our faith.
"The Relations Between Religion and Science" by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
His voice is commanding, for it has been long his duty to give the word of command.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
She heard him give his orders, low voiced.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
At other times I fancy I am giving voice to the secret feeling of every member of my sex.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
And he had just fallen into a deep sleep before giving Catechism, when the footsteps and voices had awakened him.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
There was a question there and she knew that her cousin did not give voice to it.
"Lucia Rudini" by Martha Trent
Give names to things; give places a clear designation, speak with a full and articulate voice.
"The Haunters & The Haunted" by Various
She could not get her voice to give her the assistance of a single word.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
All the bitter thoughts to which she would not give utterance were in her voice.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He managed to say, in a low voice, to his valet, 'Give Dayrolles a chair.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
But he did not give way to any external outburst of passion, speaking in a level, measured voice.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The voice continued to give the same command.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
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In poetry:

You found my life, a poor lame bird
That had no heart to sing,
You would not speak the magic word
To give it voice and wing.
"An Afterthought" by Robert Fuller Murray
Now while I watch the dreaming sea
With isles like flowers against her breast,
Only one voice in all the world
Could give me rest.
"Song At Capri" by Sara Teasdale
I shrink from unaccustomed glory,
I dread the myriad-voiced strain;
Give me the unforgotten faces,
And let my lost ones speak again.
"What The Traveller Said At Sunset" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Mourn not therefore, nor lament it,
that the world outlives their life;
Voice and vision yet they give us,
making strong our hands for strife.
"All For The Cause" by William Morris
"So weak was I, so poorly taught,
By any but my Maker's voice,
Too happy to indulge in thought,
Which gives me Tittle to rejoice,
And ends in nought.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Now I am wise with centuries of wisdom.
I lift my voice to give your ashes comfort:
Sappho, the tempting fruit that hung above you
Was hard and bitter.
"To Sappho, About Her Apple" by Aline Murray Kilmer

In news:

When it comes to outrageous hairstyles, Cee Lo Green is the only Voice mentor who can give Christina Aguilera a run for her money.
Throughout the film, which revolves around the adventures of an adorable baby chimp that the filmmakers have nicknamed Oscar, Allen doesn't just describe the action but also gives voice to Oscar's innermost thoughts.
Judge gives Citadel opposition a voice.
Social Media Are Giving a Voice to Taste Buds.
Toby Shingleton shoots to give a pictorial voice to people's feelings.
For 100 years, Hallmark Cards, Inc has helped people connect with one another and give voice to their feelings.
Carrie Hutto is giving women everywhere a voice and a shoulder to lean on with the RESOLVE Infertility and Adoption Peer-led Support Group.
Three years after it was praised for giving users a voice in major policy changes, US social media giant Facebook says it may end the practice.
Giving voice to people with autism.
I have a loud, booming voice that carries a blunt, " give-it-to-me-straight" tone.
Giving new voice to Leopardi's songs of love and longing .
Voices & Vibes: Aiken Salvation Army gives community early Thanksgiving lunch .
Experts on Mali have voiced skepticism over the military intervention, specifically because the plan initially put forward by the African Union gives a central role to the Malian military, which is still in the hands of Sanogo.
'Voice' judges fail to give mature talented Pittsburgh singer a shot.
CNN's Reza Sayah looks at how the Non-Aligned Movement gives developing nations a voice on global issues.
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In science:

Illustration is acted out speech, Emblems are actions that replace words and Deixis is a combination of gestures and voice • Provide consequential communication of an individual’s embodiment Bodily actions unintentionally give off information about who is in the workspace, where they are and what they are doing.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
They may give more prominence to the voice rather than the face and furthermore, the observations made may not be the same across cultures; different cultural groups may have different interpretations .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
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