I guess the speech went pretty well.
You made that silly speech the other night and I'm still not buying.
"We're all a bit upset about this business," Groucho said, as nervous as a speech class drop out.
The fever had left him, and while he looked pale beneath his cocoa skin, he was alert and his speech coherent.
His absence of speech doesn't slow him down.
When I had made speech my own, I could not wait to go home.
This town is said to have the largest houses for oxen, cows, and horses hereabouts, and it is not behindhand in its public buildings; but there are very few halls for free worship or free speech in this county.
Cynthia's speech about Billy Langstrom seemed as old as the Gettysburg Address, but far less remembered.
All parts of speech, except adverbs, are declined by terminational inflections.
What a curious thing SPEECH is!
That speech was full of dignity and greatness as Napoleon understood it.
With this speech he bent forward and dragged the buggy up the remaining steps.
He was a man of manners, like one who had seen the world, and was capable of more civil speech than you could well attend to.
Groucho couldn't wait to leave and after a call-us-if-you-hear-anything speech, he handed out a business card to each of the Deans.
What is the pre-marriage speech about... the last chance to back out?
It is a little speech that I have written for him.
Burke's speech was more instructive than any other book on a political subject that I had ever read.
After my little "speech," we attended a reception at which over six hundred people were present.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
Anna Pavlovna's alarm was justified, for Pierre turned away from the aunt without waiting to hear her speech about Her Majesty's health.
They differed from them in speech, dress, and disposition.
Her accent was still there, but the clumsy speech pattern was gone.
Edith Shipton appeared, as Cynthia had described, to be more nervous than a fifth-grader on speech day.
The masculine voice was low and calm, his speech marked by a Southern drawl.
Is this the speech you prepared for your sister, or is it merely self-serving advice?
An ardent opponent of Catholic Emancipation, he delivered in 1807 a speech on the subject which helped to give the deathblow to the Grenville administration, upon which he became chancellor of the exchequer under the duke of Portland, whom in 1809 he succeeded in the premiership. Notwithstanding that he had the assistance in the cabinet of no statesman of the first rank, he succeeded in retaining office till he was shot by a man named Bellingham, a bankrupt with a grievance, who had vainly applied to him for redress, in the lobby of the House of Commons on the 11th of May 1812.
The speech was not hard to learn, and Edward soon knew every word of it.
The acquiring of speech by untaught deaf children is always slow and often painful.
Helene laughed, "that Dolokhov was my lover," she said in French with her coarse plainness of speech, uttering the word amant as casually as any other word, "and you believed it!
But the chief peculiarity of his speech was its directness and appositeness.
The Guardians had frozen in mid-speech and were looking toward the mansion.
Either way, she feared seeing him again before she had her it.s-not-me-it.s-you speech ready.
He extended his hand, introducing himself and swinging into a cheery speech about the visual pleasures of wintertime in Ouray.
A slight burst of tears followed from Martha until Dean rendered a speech on survival of the fittest, the laws of the jungle, the food chain and supply and demand.
I'm not going to give you a now-you're-the-head-of-the-house speech but it's only been a few weeks since your father disappeared and you have a right to look out for your mother.
On the 2.3rd he again spoke vehemently for exclusion, and his speech was immediately printed.
During the draft riots in July he proclaimed the city and county of New York in a state of insurrection, but in a speech to the rioters adopted a tone of conciliation - a political error which injured his career.
It was the word "water," and I continued to make some sound for that word after all other speech was lost.
My progress in lip-reading and speech was not what my teachers and I had hoped and expected it would be.
We read together, "As You Like It," Burke's "Speech on Conciliation with America," and Macaulay's "Life of Samuel Johnson."
The Proctor also was a stranger, and did not attempt to communicate with me in any way; and, as they were both unfamiliar with my speech, they could not readily understand what I said to them.
It must be remembered that speech contributed in no way to her fundamental education, though without the ability to speak she could hardly have gone to higher schools and to college.
Why, I use speech constantly, and I cannot begin to tell you how much pleasure it gives me to do so.
So you see what a blessing speech is to me.
But Pierre continued his speech without heeding her.
A languor of motion and speech, resulting from weakness, gave her a distinguished air which inspired respect.
At first he heard the sound of indifferent voices, then Anna Mikhaylovna's voice alone in a long speech, then a cry, then silence, then both voices together with glad intonations, and then footsteps.
"Dear Brothers," he began, blushing and stammering, with a written speech in his hand, "it is not sufficient to observe our mysteries in the seclusion of our lodge--we must act--act!
This speech not only made a strong impression, but created excitement in the lodge.
For three days after the delivery of his speech at the lodge he lay on a sofa at home receiving no one and going nowhere.
On this ground Joseph Alexeevich condemned my speech and my whole activity, and in the depth of my soul I agreed with him.
Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.
The colonel of the Polish uhlans, a handsome old man, flushed and, fumbling in his speech from excitement, asked the aide-de-camp whether he would be permitted to swim the river with his uhlans instead of seeking a ford.
When Napoleon, having finished speaking, looked inquiringly at the Russian envoy, Balashev began a speech he had prepared long before: Sire!
He now felt ashamed of his speech with its constitutional tendency and sought an opportunity of effacing it.
"Perhaps the heart took no part in that speech," said Anna Pavlovna.
He became confused in his speech and stopped in the middle of what he was saying.
At first he watched the serfs, trying to understand their aims and what they considered good and bad, and only pretended to direct them and give orders while in reality learning from them their methods, their manner of speech, and their judgment of what was good and bad.
She took no pains with her manners or with delicacy of speech, or with her toilet, or to show herself to her husband in her most becoming attitudes, or to avoid inconveniencing him by being too exacting.
I crossed my fingers, hoping my mocking his speech would remain undetected.
Seeing a speech therapist would have helped, but he managed to do it on his own.
Hannah continued on the same speech she'd heard every time they were together.
He.d heard the speech before, though this time, it was different.
It was a terrific speech and they both nodded in mutual agreement.
Dean rose and wandered out to the front porch but in spite of his sterling speech, and overwhelming wish that he could forget the Shiptons and all the grief they had brought him, he couldn't quite chase the unfinished business from his churning mind.
The effect of the first brief speech was so overwhelming that Hortensius refused to reply, and recommended his client to leave the country.
Some light is thrown on the condition and administration of the island in the 1st century B.C. by Cicero's speech (of which a part only is preserved) in defence of M.
On the 25th of March he made a striking speech upon the state of the nation, especially upon the dangers to Protestantism and the misgovernment of Scotland and Ireland.
Although the authenticity of the three speeches mentioned above is generally admitted, Demetrius of Magnesia doubted that of the speech Against Demosthenes, while A.
On the 10th of December the sultan opened the Turkish parliament with a speech from the throne in which he said that the first parliament had been "temporarily dissolved until the education of the people had been brought to a sufficiently high level by the extension of instruction throughout the empire."
When the people heard about this speech of the rich man, Coriolanus, they were very angry.
Then with his strong face aglow in their feeble light, he made a speech in favor of a law to help poor fishermen.
The speech he gave in September 1962, announcing that goal, spent a good amount of time justifying the expense and explaining the urgency.
In a speech to the House of Representatives at this same time, Congressman Davy Crockett told the story of getting chewed out by a constituent for voting for a $20,000 emergency relief bill for the homeless in a city just wiped out by a fire.
This speech was a pivotal event in Borlaug's life.
We have eliminated debtors prisons, developed the idea of "women and children first," stigmatized child labor, made accommodations for conscientious objectors, widely adopted freedom of speech and the press and freedom of assembly, and a hundred more.
Early in his presidency, in a 1953 address that would become known as his "Cross of Iron" speech, he declared, "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
You could have the libertarian state, the green state, the clothing-optional state, the state with free public housing for all, the state where puns are outlawed, the state with a two-drink minimum, the fiercely pro-business state—even a state that guarantees free speech but requires that you sing your speech like a show tune.
I wondered more and more, while Burke's masterly speech rolled on in mighty surges of eloquence, how it was that King George and his ministers could have turned a deaf ear to his warning prophecy of our victory and their humiliation.
His gentle courtesy and quaint speech won my heart.
When Miss Keller speaks, her face is animated and expresses all the modes of her thought--the expressions that make the features eloquent and give speech half its meaning.
Her speech lacks variety and modulation; it runs in a sing-song when she is reading aloud; and when she speaks with fair degree of loudness, it hovers about two or three middle tones.
Miss Keller will never be able, I believe, to speak loud without destroying the pleasant quality and the distinctness of her words, but she can do much to make her speech clearer.
It is hard to say whether or not Miss Keller's speech is easy to understand.
Her friends grow accustomed to her speech and forget that it is different from that of any one else.
Children seldom have any difficulty in understanding her; which suggests that her deliberate measured speech is like theirs, before they come to the adult trick of running all the words of a phrase into one movement of the breath.
Miss Sullivan's account in her address at Chautauqua, in July, 1894, at the meeting of The American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, is substantially like Miss Keller's in points of fact.
Teachers of the deaf often express surprise that Helen's speech is so good when she has not received any regular instruction in speech since the first few lessons given her by Miss Fuller.
She got every word, for the President's speech is notably distinct.
But she knows better than any one else what value speech has had for her.
Pierre listened to the colonel's speech and nodded approvingly.
"Now then, go on, go on!" incited the officer, bending forward and trying not to lose a word of the speech which was incomprehensible to him.
But before Prince Vasili had finished his playful speech, Pierre, without looking at him, and with a kind of fury that made him like his father, muttered in a whisper:
He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events--sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them--assumed in Karataev's a character of solemn fitness.
Her varying tones would have thrown it off as well; it was programmed to the monotonous speech pattern of Anshan.
The doctor thinks there's a good chance he may even get over the speech problem in time.
Leo was dignified in appearance and elegant in speech, manners and writing.
During the speech that followed, Balashev, who more than once lowered his eyes, involuntarily noticed the quivering of Napoleon's left leg which increased the more Napoleon raised his voice.
His speech to the boyars had already taken definite shape in his imagination.
Although this idea had often been expressed by others, and by Seward himself in his speech of 1848, yet he was severely criticized, and four days later he sought to render this statement innocuous also.
"To 'climb down' is sometimes used as a figure of speech," remarked the Wizard.
Lelorgne d'Ideville smilingly interpreted this speech to Napoleon thus: "If a battle takes place within the next three days the French will win, but if later, God knows what will happen."
I never made a speech or a sermon... at least one I remember.
He watched the change, irritated by the bizarre mood swings and cryptic ramblings that defined Darian's speech lately.
His English practice had as yet been scanty, but in 1737 a single speech in a jury trial of note placed him at the head of the bar, and from this time he had all he could attend to.
Albanian is peculiarly interesting as the only surviving representative of the so-called Thraco-Illyrian group of languages which formed the primitive speech of the peninsula.
On his return the Athenians sued for peace, though without success, and a speech by Pericles had little effect on their spirits.