• WordNet 3.6
    • n verbalizer someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous) "the speaker at commencement","an utterer of useful maxims"
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  • Samuel Goldwyn
    “A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.”
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
    “The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.”
  • W. Clement Stone
    “You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.”


In literature:

He finally sent Jones, his secretary, with a verbal message to Elizabeth.
"The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories" by Andrew Lang
Send a verbal answer.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
And old Nab dealt me a verbal kick as he passed.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
Of those scholars who have disdained to confine themselves to verbal criticism few have been successful.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It grew up with the verbal sophistry which flourished during the dark ages.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
You are offeecially subordinate to me, but I shall embody your name in my verbal report.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
If you send a verbal message, the messenger is one additional person let into the secret.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Seven Constitutional Edition" by Abraham Lincoln
He went, and in about six hours returned with a verbal answer.
"The Vicar of Wakefield" by Oliver Goldsmith
As the crowd laughed it was evident that the fox-faced man was getting the verbal best of the controversy.
"Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp" by Annie Roe Carr
Jeff brought out the bottle, but could not refrain from mixing his verbal astonishment with the conventional cocktail.
"Jeff Briggs's Love Story" by Bret Harte

In poetry:

It is the only reason why
No government can codify,
And verbal definitions mar
The Hidden Law.
"The Hidden Law" by W H Auden
Who sets for heresy his traps
Of verbal quirk and quibble,
And weeds the garden of the Lord
With Satan's borrowed dibble.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
“We recognise,” the critics wrote,
“Maupassant’s verve and Heine’s wit;”
Some even made a verbal note
Of Shakespeare being out of it.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
Though Heav'n its helping grace should yield,
Yet merit's still upon the field;
We cast the name, yet still 'tis found
Disclaim'd but with a verbal sound.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Given that is his 'fundamental passion',
This urge to convey the relation
Of eye-lid and cheek-bone
By verbal manifestations;
To present the series
Of curious heads in medallion
"MAUBERLEY" by Ezra Pound
Rho. (Faire one) verball expression cannot shew
What I to thee for this great gift doe owe:
But till for all I full requitall make,
My constant love thou for a pledge shalt take.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

Many anorexic children can't verbalize why they don't eat or why they will eat only certain foods at certain times.
He's made a verbal commitment to Hawaii —.
He was tall, verbal and Jewish, like nearly all Bellow 's characters.
When your wife is found dead in a suitcase and you're having an affair with a stripper, it's time for some fancy verbal footwork.
A husband and wife who were arrested over the weekend say police officers went too far, and the physical and verbal abuse was caught on video.
You might have to go all the way back to Lin Elliott for an athlete who's taken more verbal abuse around here than Matt Cassel.
Two-year-old Brody Buzzard, who has mild autism , "hears" better when pictures accompany verbal instructions.
So, Arizona has apparently made a splash by getting a verbal commitment from the son of one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
With the verbal smackdowns at a fevered pitch - and playoff berths on the line - the Giants-Jets showdown at MetLife Stadium on Saturday has put their fiercely loyal fans on edge.
Eagles' LeSean McCoy calls Giants' Osi Umenyiora a ' ballerina ' in latest verbal joust.
(AP) — South Carolina's governor has verbally authorized the state to deploy National Guardsmen, dump trucks and Humvees to Vermont to help the state recover from damage caused by Hurricane Irene.
SPRING HILL A self-employed roofer was charged with battery Tuesday after a verbal argument turned physical.
Scalding 'reasons' tackles verbal violence.
Former ESPN Boston All-State shortstop Brendan Skidmore has verbally committed to Binghamton University for the 2013-14 season, his father Mike told tonight.
We can remember long, long ago when we were children in a land far, far away, testing the bounds of authority and practicing our verbal skills.

In science:

The physical results and implications are unchanged by such shifts in verbal definitions.
Parrondo Games and Quantum Algorithms
H2 is verbal ly complete; moreover, if G is torsion-free, then so is H2 .
Fillings, finite generation and direct limits of relatively hyperbolic groups
There exists a 2-generated, infinite, torsion-free group G which is verbal ly complete and satisfies the Strong Novikov Conjecture.
Fillings, finite generation and direct limits of relatively hyperbolic groups
Support for this model comes from a number of empirical results that demonstrate interference within but not between verbal and visual stimuli.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
In this study the authors compared verbal and visuospatial working memory capacity with performance on the Stroop interference task as a measure of executive control.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex