talk of

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v talk of discuss or mention "They spoke of many things"
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Quotations

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.”
  • Ben Johnson
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    “Talking is the disease of age.”
  • Proverb
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    “Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.”
  • Proverb
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    “Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do.”
  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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    “Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about themselves instead; therein lies the whole art of pleasing. Everybody knows it, and everyone forgets it.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.”

Idioms

Talk of the town - When everybody is talking about particular people and events, they are he talk of the town.
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Talk out of the back of your head - If someone is talking out of the back of their head, they are talking rubbish.
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Talk out of your hat - If someone is talking out of their hat, they're talking utter rubbish, especially if compounded with total ignorance of the subject on which they are pontificating. ('Talk through your hat' is also used.)
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Usage

In literature:

To Brenton she talked of it incessantly, in the hope of assisting his conversion to her standards.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
We never forget them, and like to talk of them and of old times.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
It is mockery to talk as the world talks, of the sense of honour that leaves a woman 'free.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
To talk of her even with indignation was a delight.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
But I am wrong to talk of this, and I will not talk of it longer.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Caesar, in particular, could talk of nothing else.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Of course the girl never talked of her father with Mrs Fyne.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
You don't need to avoid talk of Nita and little Coqueline if you feel that way.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
The talk of all her married friends was full of the tragedies of domestic life.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
If he elected to talk of travel, of ancient and alien religions, of modern literature and art, she could meet him more than half-way.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Doris begged to come out and dry the dishes, but they said tables instead of talking of the seductive party.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
All this came between our spurts of rowing or among our talk of sport or of flowers as we lay at rest under the bank.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Talking of public opinion reminded me of it.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
No one talks of Lemuel Krill, or thinks that I am the widow of the murdered man.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
For some time there was talk of his marrying you.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Those people are pleased to talk of a marriage in the sight of heaven, when they mean the devil's own work!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Let's talk of something else; let's talk of you.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
She usually talked about herself, but to-night she talked of us instead, of our contemptible content.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
The manners, the looks, the talk of Des Barres were all of the old regime.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
She had talked of death and thought of murder.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

So long since:
and now it seems a jest to talk of me
as if I could be one with her, of me
who am…… me.
"A Castaway" by Augusta Davies Webster
Then with an old friend
I talk of our youth!
How 'twas gladsome, but often
Foolish, forsooth:
But gladsome, gladsome!
"The Meadows In Spring" by Edward FitzGerald
When I talk with other men
I always think of you —
Your words are keener than their words,
And they are gentler, too.
"Other Men" by Sara Teasdale
"Of the great church walls, natheless did I walk
Through the fresh wet woods, and the wheat that morn,
Touching her hair and hand and mouth, and talk
Of love we held, nigh hid among the corn.
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
But yet we did not go, but sat and talked
Of usual things, and in our usual way;
And now and then I stopped myself to think,—
So hard it is for work-worn souls to play,—
Why, after all it is our wedding-day!
"That Never Was On Sea Or Land" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
She spoke of him very little: 'twas never her way to talk;
But the restless nights, the restless days, the long, long tireless walk,
Forever beside the ocean. I fancied, almost, there grew
A picture of ocean within her eyes. & tend'rest eyes I knew!
"Under The Christmas Snow" by Ina Donna Coolbrith

In news:

Jim Tressel troubled by talk of agents.
Talk of the Nation Science Friday.
Talks of medians, streetlights, and roundabouts are all still on the table.
Your Talk of Rye, N.Y.
Not since Chicken Little warned that the sky was falling has there been so much talk of impending doom.
With frustration mounting over new Twitter policies, talk of alternatives continue to escalate.
CHICAGO — For all the talk of midterm elections and control of Congress, the political parties are obsessing this year more than ever over the nation's 37 races for governor.
Listen to the Audio Lois Limes discusses the upcoming Garden City community blood drive in the latest edition of Talk of the Town.
It was the talk of the London Book Fair.
Then it was the talk of the summer.
Nov 16, 2012 (Talk of the Nation) — In July, physicists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced finding signs of a Higgs boson-like particle -- a key clue to questions about the basic makeup of the cosmos.
Talk of an obscure rule in the NHIAA football policies and procedures manual -- and, more specifically, one prominent head coach's violation of it -- dominated the 2012 preseason.
For some regions of the US, talk of an economic recovery is more wishful thinking than reality.
Ever since there was even talk of a possible Smith Center for the Performing Arts , folks have been wondering what the fate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Performing Arts Center program at Artemus Ham Hall would be.
Wim Wenders talks of processing loss, learning new language of dance theater.
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In science:

Through a talk of Bernd G¨artner in Berlin we learned about a proof for the NPcompleteness of chirotope extendibility by Falk Tschirschnitz [3, 4].
NP-completeness of Partial Chirotope Extendibility
So it is meaningful to talk of the support with respect to x of a generalized symbol a (suppx a).
Generalized Oscillatory Integrals and Fourier Integral Operators
Often we suppress ι, and talk of restricting data on X to ∂X , when really we mean the pullback by ι.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology: a User's Guide
Its first appearance seems to be in a 1953 talk by Fra¨ıss ´e (though only the abstract of this talk survives).
A Survey of Simple Permutations
So it is meaningful to talk of the support with respect to x of a generalized symbol a (suppx a).
Generalized Fourier Integral Operators on spaces of Colombeau type
When talking of orthogonal structures in finite dimensions it is usual to think only of reducing the structure group.
How to Construct a Dirac Operator in Infinite Dimensions
It is well known that w.h.p. G(n, d) is connected and so we may talk of spread(G(n, d)).
On the spread of random graphs
The notion of modular decomposition dates back at least to a 1953 talk of Fra¨ıss ´e.
Simple extensions of combinatorial structures
In the system itself, we can’t talk about D , but we can talk about the family P of all sets of reals of the system, and prove that it is not denumerable within the system itself.
Maybe there's no such thing as a random sequence
This is the final talk of NSTAR2011 conference.
Exciting Baryons: now and in the future
To connect to the language of EPR and Bohr, it is necessary to talk of systems.
Quantum discord is Bohr's notion of non-mechanical disturbance introduced in his answer to EPR
The PCB was designed to minimize the cross-talk between adjacent pads. A cross-talk of less than 0.5% was measured once fabricated.
Calorimetry for Lepton Collider Experiments - CALICE results and activities
So we will talk of Farey domains and harmonic subdivisions in the parameter space as well.
Critical circle maps near bifurcation
In CH one then constructs ultracoproducts, and talks of co-elementary equivalence and co-elementary maps.
Co-elementary equivalence, co-elementary maps, and generalized arcs
In our opinion one should rather talk of a −1.8σ effect.
The Status of The Standard Model
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