Keeping her voice conversational, she asked him without looking up.
His conversational powers rivalled those of Dr Johnson; and, if more of his sayings have not been chronicled for the benefit of posterity, the defect is due to the absence of a Boswell.
"You're a beautiful woman," he said in a conversational tone.
Howie's total conversational contributions, if not discussing his flowers, were hovering entreaties if everyone had enough to eat or drink.
His mother was one of a family named Winston, of Welsh descent, noted for conversational and musical talent.
In London society, and in Paris during his occasional visits, he was a recognized favourite for his genial wisdom and his great conversational power.
It was there that he began his Latin Grammar, his Glossary (the earliest Latin-English dictionary in existence), and his Colloquium, in which Latin is taught in a conversational manner.
He was of imposing presence and had great conversational powers; but his inflexible integrity was not sufficiently tempered by tact and civility to admit of his winning general popularity.
Besides, all the extant works, though apparently didactic, are full of dialectical matter in the way of opinions (AEyo,cisva), difficulties and doubts (hiropi),uara, europiac), solutions (XimrELs), and of dialectical style in the way of conversational expressions.
Carlyle's conversational powers were extraordinary; though, as he won greater recognition as a prophet, he indulged too freely in didactic monologue.
Rivarol has had no rival in France except Piron in sharp conversational sayings.
They are a sensitive, proud, if vindictive, and boastful people, with good conversational and reasoning powers, much sense of humour, tact and perception of character.
Alex leaned on the porch rail, addressing Josh in a conversational tone.
His learning, genial disposition, and conversational powers won him the favor of Henry III.
This discourse, from its explanatory character, and from the easy conversational manner of its delivery, was for a long time called o 1 u Xia rather than Aoyos: it was regarded as part of 1 See Philo, Quod omnis probes liber, sec. 12 (ed.
His personal appearance was remarkable, and not imposing, for he was very short, with plain features, ungainly gestures and manners, very near-sighted, and of disagreeable voice; yet he became (after wisely giving up an attempt at the ornate style of oratory) a very effective speaker in a kind of conversational manner, and in the epigram of debate he had no superior among the statesmen of his time except Lord Beaconsfield.
His conversational abilities won him the friendship of Lord Macclesfield (chief justice 1710-1718) who introduced him to Addison, described by Mandeville as "a parson in a tye-wig."
The sweetness and purity of his nature combined with his brilliant conversational powers to render him the most delightful of friends and companions.
His letters are in a simple conversational style, but they lack the popular locutions, humour and individuality of those of Mello.
His letters, simple and conversational in style, have a deep historical and political interest, and form documents of the first value for the history of the period.
Cockburn's forensic style was remarkable for its clearness, pathos and simplicity; and his conversational powers were unrivalled among his contemporaries.
His conversational powers made him welcome in Parisian salons, but his zeal led, him to England, where he made the acquaintance of William Law, the English mystic, to Italy and to Switzerland, as well as to the chief towns of France.
Inwardly she cringed, but she managed to keep her voice conversational as well.
"Keep it going," Alex warned her in a conversational tone, but it was already too late.