manner of speaking


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manner of speaking your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt","her speech was barren of southernisms","I detected a slight accent in his speech"
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  • Sir Richard Steele
    “I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.”


In literature:

All the other officers had submitted quietly to his unpleasant manner of speaking to them.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
Let all teachers hold their peace and all manner of creatures keep their silence in thy sight: Speak thou alone to me!
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Some expectancy in the man's manner, some sensed feeling of hope prompted Brion to speak the truth.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
It was only the ordinary manner of a warrior speaking to a squaw.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
This manner of speaking somewhat surprised the Father.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Also, in a strict manner of speaking, it is not a spy story at all.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
His manner of speaking was not unlike Rufus King's.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Emmeline was gray-haired, brisk and, as Judah expressed it, "straight up and down," both in figure and manner of speaking.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
To speak only of this point of hurry or calm of manner; it is most important.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
His manner too of speaking of his little girl, about the age of mine, interested me.
"Posthumous Works" by Mary Wollstonecraft

In news:

The lashings will continue until morale improves, in a manner of speaking.
New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis ready to go back to school, in a manner of speaking.
New PBS Nova series tackles nanotechnology--in a manner of speaking.
In a manner of speaking, I've hit the skids.
It was 46 years ago today (or Aug 11, actually) that John Lennon taught the band to blaspheme – at least in a manner of speaking.
Washington state just lost a lawsuit and Spokane Public Schools won, in a manner of speaking.
It's race where you could, in a manner of speaking, bury the competition.
Merriam-Webster defines " tone " as the "style or manner of expression in writing or speaking," which does little to clarify what this element truly is.

In science:

This manner of speaking is justified by Lemma 3.5 below.
Adjoint Computation for Hypersurfaces Using Formal Desingularizations
We can also in a similar manner speak of ∗-isomorphisms.
Bringing Up a Quantum Baby
In a manner of speaking, form categories can here be `indexed' to function categories directly. { Word order is more (cid:12)xed in non(cid:12)nite clauses than in (cid:12)nite clauses.
Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation
In a manner of speaking, one could say that the ob jective is to create a PURE (Portable, Usable, Robust, Extensible) system.
Towards a PURE Spoken Dialogue System for Information Access
Properly speaking, arbitrary boundary conditions can be considered in the same manner but only the ones involved, i.e. of the diametrically opposed magnetizations in the two reservoirs, appear to have a solution of more or less simple form.
Spin Dynamics of a Fermi Liquid in an Electric Field