Conversation Sentence Examples
Had he heard her conversation with Sarah?
I had no idea where this conversation was going.
Did he overhear her conversation with Connie?
This conversation is going nowhere you don't want it to go.
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She continued the conversation as if nothing had happened.
The conversation was getting too personal.
Conversation with Dulce was futile.
He was good at deceptive conversation – too good.
The conversation was over - or so she thought.Advertisement
But I know of no one who would want to have a conversation with a computer program pretending to be his dog.
Everyone relaxed and the conversation did a one-eighty.
She was forbidden to engage the operator in any conversation and make the call as brief as possible.
She didn't mention the conversation or the money.
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That much she knew from a conversation she had overheard between two men in Ashley.
I want someone who can contribute intelligent conversation, not grovel at my feet.
On the positive side, at that rate their conversation should be over by five minutes after nine.
You won't escape!--from that moment this conversation began, contrary to all the laws of logic and contrary to them because quite different subjects were talked about at one and the same time.
Finally she plunged into conversation with him.Advertisement
It was difficult enough to stay with him - conversation was impossible.
Their conversation was very simple and unimportant.
The conversation turned on the contemporary gossip about those in power, in which most people see the chief interest of home politics.
The conversation was moving a little fast.
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He really was in their way, for he alone took no part in the conversation which again became general.
Oh yes, he had overheard her conversation with Allen earlier and made his own deductions.
Would she have been able to hear his conversation behind a closed door?
She met his regard with equal composer, in spite of the fact that the conversation was beginning to make her feel extremely uncomfortable.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
After their conversation, she leaned back in the chair to get some rest.
Lisa hesitated, not wanting to pry and not sure if the conversation was supposed to end there.
He was always busy, and only at night allowed himself conversation--of which he was fond--and songs.
She wanted to talk to Bordeaux about it, but they were moving so fast that conversation was impossible.
Gerald's gaze shifted briefly to Alex, who continued reading as if he hadn't heard their conversation.
I SEE NO SENSE IN "FAKING" CONVERSATION FOR THE SAKE OF TEACHING LANGUAGE.
Berg returned, and over the bottle of wine conversation between the three officers became animated.
At dinner, conversation turned on Pierre's marriage.
She did not talk about her brother, diverting the conversation as soon as her aunt mentioned Andrew.
The conversation was resumed, and no longer in the unpleasantly hostile tone of Nicholas' last remark.
The conversation at supper was not about politics or societies, but turned on the subject Nicholas liked best--recollections of 1812.
If I refuse to talk to her, she spells into her own hand, and apparently carries on the liveliest conversation with herself.
When she referred to our conversation again, it was to ask, "Why did not Jesus go away, so that His enemies could not find Him?"
Their way of life and place of residence, their acquaintances and ties, Natasha's occupations, the children's upbringing, were all selected not merely with regard to Pierre's expressed wishes, but to what Natasha from the thoughts he expressed in conversation supposed his wishes to be.
Was that what their conversation had been about today?
Conversation was copied verbatim.
We played back our conversation with crossed fingers and not a small dose of nervousness.
We finally ended the conversation.
By the end of their conversation, he understood why she laughed, too.
That was the last of their conversation.
Enough appears in the accounts by Miss Keller's teacher to show the process by which she reads the lips with her fingers, the process by which she was taught to speak, and by which, of course, she can listen to conversation now.
In the drawing room the conversation was still going on.
Worldly conversation at a moment when his soul is already prepared...
And the conversation again turned on the war, on Bonaparte, and the generals and statesmen of the day.
As is usually the case with people meeting after a prolonged separation, it was long before their conversation could settle on anything.
He recognized her, guessed her feelings, saw that it was her debut, remembered her conversation at the window, and with an expression of pleasure on his face approached Countess Rostova.
In the middle of a sober conversation begun by Ilagin about the year's harvest, Nicholas pointed to the red-spotted bitch.
I drove and contributed minimally to the conversation.
I settled in my most comfortable chair and was ready for a long conversation.
He agreed to keep our conversation limited to the two of us and is willing to listen to you.
We'd decided a transcription of our conversation might sometime prove valuable.
I asked the others after I'd explained Brennan's conversation.
My wife refused to hear my recorded conversation until we gathered the group the following weekend.
He seldom offered an opinion, much less began a conversation.
While I remained eager to discuss the conversation, I couldn't disagree with Howie's logic.
We chose a seafood establishment where we knew a back booth would provide the privacy we needed for our important postponed conversation.
Our nervous quintet settled in, ordered wine for the drinkers and waited for one of us to start the conversation.
Brennan asked when there was a break in our conversation.
He surprised me in a later conversation by mentioning he was taking steps to remedy the problem.
When I related my conversation to my wife, she was elated.
When the conversation was over, Betsy hugged me, long and hard.
Any further conversation was interrupted by Howie's return.
The conversation was getting out of hand.
I was tempted to comment, but refrained and kept my conversation all business.
It's time for an evening of conversation.
Then the host caught her off guard when the conversation segued to the Psychic Tipster.
When I made a move to end the conversation, Brennan indicated there was more.
I was pleased our conversation at least ended on a positive note.
I knew this conversation deserved more thought on my part but it felt good taking some action, even if it might prove misguided.
I promised to check in from time to time as we finished our conversation.
Her questions evoked a quick lull in other conversation.
I listened until the silence below was interrupted by conversation and called loudly for the others to come up.
I ended the conversation wondering if it was the last time I'd speak to Daniel Brennan, a stand-up guy.
Howie stammered through his side of the conversation, terminating it by saying he'd call back.
I hadn't considered that having a house guest would severely limit our chances for candid conversation.
His manners, if formal, were refined; his conversation, when he felt himself at home, interesting and unaffected; and that he was capable alike of feeling and inspiring a very constant friendship there are many witnesses to show.
It proved more convenient to meet together and this gave opportunity for religious conversation and prayer.
At first, the words, phrases and sentences which she used in expressing her thoughts were all reproductions of what we had used in conversation with her, and which her memory had unconsciously retained.
The interest and the conversation are about costume and manners chiefly; but a goose is a goose still, dress it as you will.
He waited for the first pause in the conversation, and then with a distressed face left the room to find Sonya.
Now that Molly had confessed more knowledge than any of us suspected, I felt obligated to tell Martha the full story before she learned it from overheard conversation or from Molly directly.
I hadn't a chance to fill Betsy in on my conversation Frank Vasapolli and was anxious to do so.
In the hall beyond, most of the murmured conversation was taking place as feet tromped around the house.
It was a long conversation with the old gentleman.
She seemed to understand and was off to walk Bumpus while I filled in Betsy on my conversation.
This is the most important conversation you'll ever have in your life.
She murmured her assent and that ended the conversation.
I read Martha's note to us and brought Betsy up to date on my conversation with Julie.
It wasn't an invitation but I figured I owed my presence for what I'd learned so far and I couldn't wait to renew our conversation.
Instead I turned to the clerk who'd overheard enough of the conversation to look like his dog ate his cat.
I repeated Garcia's conversation over my shoulder.
I calmed down enough to explain the situation before ending the conversation.
Then he added, "I can't believe I'm having this conversation."
I think it's time we had a conversation.
Her conversation with Jenn made the world around her more concrete.
Dusty studied him a moment longer, recalling his conversation with the Watcher.
The conversation between her father and the man who should've killed her rattled around in her thoughts as she returned to the door.
Jule tried hard to follow the conversation.
It seemed too real, and he'd dwelled long on what he could remember of the conversation.
After her conversation with Xander, she couldn't help wondering if there was something more that made Darian seek her out or made her willing to humor him.
She didn't want to disappoint him or Damian and couldn't help but dread the conversation to come.
Once clear of town, Dean drove along at a brisk clip, trying without success to engage Martha in conversation.
Cynthia detailed the morning conversation.
Amid forced conversation, the group plodded their way through shrimp, chicken, and enchiladas to dessert—fried ice cream—but if the Deans thought this final outing would be a celebration, they were mistaken.
She was silent for a few moments and he thought the conversation was over.
Toward dawn, her conversation became fixed on the skeleton-man she'd discovered in the depths of the mine as if he too was a forever forgotten soul, equally immersed in lonely darkness.
After embarrassed apologies, she seemed compelled to sit down and chat, as if idle conversation might be penance for the pilfered peach pie.
It was an interesting conversation, albeit one-way.
Mind reader, Dean thought, remembering his conversation with Cynthia.
It was the most Fred O'Connor had ever said about his past, but the conversation was over.
End of conversation but it was nice to see things drifting back toward normal.
He tactfully withdrew to the kitchen to give her privacy, expecting a summary of the conversation when she finished, but none was forthcoming.
The Deans and Fred were torn between discussing Fitzgerald's blockbuster announcement and this conversation, which was becoming more interesting by the minute.
Dean wasn't anxious for Westlake to pursue the conversation and was relieved that the subject apparently held no interest for him.
He detailed his pre-dinner conversation with Paul Dawkins.
Maybe some scintillating conversation would break the ice.
They entered into deep conversation, discussing the pending bid item—a statue of a nymph waving a snake.
Joseph was ready to end the conversation but Dean was hoping for more fish in his creel.
He related his conversation with Joseph Dawkins.
Dean could barely wait for Cynthia to finish her conversation before he tossed out his inspiration concerning the skeleton.
Cynthia reached over to stroke Mrs. Lincoln as the cat began adding a steady purr to the conversation.
I would have called you in to talk with her but she cut the conversation short.
Cynthia related the conversation to Fred.
Dean took advantage of the time before the water fight to detail to Cynthia his conversation with the Dawkinses' stepmother.
Cynthia scrunched close to Dean's ear, trying to hear the conversation, and offered a word or two as well.
While the brief conversation was welcome, it left a party's-over void when it ended.
The conversation drifted to clothing—Cynthia's search for an appropriate wedding dress for the mother of the groom, and Jennifer's west coast dress shop.
Her side of the conversation consisted of a short series of no's.
His interpretation of the conversation was decidedly different.
Dean was anxious to not hear about the Hutchins clan but in politeness let the conversation drift a while before he interrupted.
A lot of sounds-like, seems-like conversation followed until consensus settled on Mulligan.
The conversation turned back to the substitution of the skeleton and the theft of the small bone from their room.
Look, all this conversation is neatsy-keen, but I have to go to work.
Fred O'Connor was nearest and talked in subdued and nervous conversation, reaching for a paper and pencil to take down a number.
The Deans couldn't hear the conversation but assumed it was one more lady in waiting for the senior Prince Charming's favor.
Their conversation was interrupted by a tapping at the back door.
She continued to stare at Cynthia, but her conversation was directed at Dean.
Supper was picked-at leftovers, and neither felt like socializing with Bird Song's guests, who came and went on their own, without their usual afternoon goodies and conversation.
When conversation lagged, they apparently took the hint and retreated into Bird Song.
Dean reminded the voice on the other end of a three-way conversation that mother and girl hardly knew one another.
Alex replaced the receiver and leaned forward in his chair, rubbing his face as if to remove the conversation.
Physically, he was improving, but not in the conversation or response area.
Now that he had opened the conversation, she was ready to close it.
If she hadn't humiliated him that day as they stood before the mirror, maybe this conversation would never have been necessary.
That confidence had always been conveyed in conversation in the past.
Alex might not respond, or he might abruptly end the conversation, but he never dominated it.
Most of the times, conversation with Dr. Wynn was like talking to a robot.
Deidre had the sense of being late to a conversation.
Half-drunk by the time Rhyn explained things to her the day before, she'd come away from that conversation more baffled than she'd been when she fell out of the sky onto the beach.
If I find a cure, we'll revisit this conversation.
A knock at the door interrupted their conversation.
He suspected the conversation would go as well as his talk with Jade.
His conversation was short and curt before he tossed it.
The conversation with Gabriel turned over in her thoughts as she descended the stairs and left through the opened gate.
Instead of retorting, she said, That's not how I wanted this conversation to go.
He carried on a conversation for a few minutes, and she rested her head back, staring at the ceiling.
He.d never had a conversation with Rhyn where the two of them didn.t behave like testosterone-plagued teenagers.
The sounds of madness had subsided during their conversation.
The conversation was almost too serious for her muddled thoughts to follow.
She wondered if she had died, for she seemed able to see the conversation occurring from a dozen feet away, as if she were watching television instead of involved in it.
She tapped the ear piece as the conversation around picked up but the words faded in and out of translation.
Whether or not it translated or whether her voice was enough to alert him, all eyes fell to her before the conversation resumed.
He pushed her past him and joined in the conversation.
By the end of the conversation, she appeared relieved.
As for the remainder of their conversation … It was unreal.
She imagined the conversation was nothing short of torture for a warrior.
Kiera bowed her head as she'd seen the sisters do, trying hard not to look guilty like she'd overheard his conversation.
She debated what to do about the conversation she overheard.
She went to the battle game to play until A'Ran called, wondering what he'd say when she told him her news about his sisters and wondering just how safe it would be to talk about Ne'Rin's conversation with his father.
She stood, as if to tell him their conversation was over.
You can't start a conversation like that and leave!
She didn't have much time alone to mull their conversation or her troubled thoughts.
A'Ran approached her then, knowing his journey in the morning would delay the conversation they needed to have.
The second caller was a lady friend of Fred's by the sound of the muffled conversation.
Donnie had paid no attention to their conversation but having tired of his puzzle, picked up the notebook of letters and numbers and began to study it, turning the binder page by page.
A lengthy conversation was two grunts instead of one.
He summarized his conversation with Edith Shipton, adding his opinion.
The heavy thump of footsteps on the stairs interrupted their conversation.
Dean returned to Bird Song and brought Cynthia up to date on his conversation with Sheriff Weller over a quiet lunch of soup and grilled cheese.
Left with nothing else to do, Dean turned to Gladys Turnbull, more out of inn-keeper politeness than a desire to engage this strange woman in lengthy conversation.
Supper was pancakes and eggs, with conversation directed to the children, interrupted by confirming calls from ice climbers who would begin arriving on Thursday.
A phone call interrupted the conversation.
Cynthia finished her conversation and hung up the phone.
The room was a-chatter with foreign conversation, the words having nothing to do with national roots but the fanatic avocation of the gathered guests.
The front door was in continual motion with guests coming and going, amid laughter and boisterous conversation.
He related his conversation with the sheriff as she continued to work on the notebook.
Cynthia rose, and after a whispered conversation, Gladys left and Cynthia returned, a smile on her face.
She's met a gentleman, struck up a 'literary conversation,' as she tells it, and he's asked her to drinks and dinner.
So why the whispered conversation?
She and her husband related their conversation with Effie to Fred, how she had read the notebook, her comments regarding the gold coins, and their new, more respectful evaluation of Miss Effie Quincy.
Cynthia acknowledged her reluctant agreement with a deep sigh and no further conversation as Dean extinguished the light.
Before Dean could comment, the conversation ended as a commotion upstairs called for his attention.
He cut off the conversation with a hearty laugh.
He then highlighted the conversation, adding, He cut it off just when it was getting interesting.
Dean didn't tell Cynthia about his phone conversation with Whitehouse.
Instead, he steered the conversation toward Gladys Turnbull, who was the only other occupant of the cozy room.
She did attempt to engage an uninterested climber in a conversation about her Great-aunt Annie being one of the founders of the Ouray Woman's Club, back in 1897 and how she helped form the Ouray Library, with her friend, the famous millionaire, of Hope Diamond fame, Tom Walsh.
As he was finishing his conversation, a loud sound came from the kitchen, followed by a sharp cry in a man's voice, and then laughter.
Dean could tell from the conversation she was speaking to her son Randy.
Not that she's made any sense the other times we've had a conversation.
He held his conversation to mundane chit-chat.
As he finished the conversation, Donald Ryland emerged from his room, looking as if his dog had died.
The conversation droned on for twenty minutes but Dean was never read his rights nor, surprisingly, was the interview recorded.
Dean itched to ask her how she was so sure it wasn't Mr. David Dean who dropped her hubby into space but she began to sob anew, making any further conversation impossible.
Dean knew Fred was chomping at the bit to dig into this caper, as he called it, but just to flip his switch a bit, Dean started the conversation with the old man's love life.
There was no conversation for a long minute.
He filled in his stepfather on his conversation with Weller as the two shared a macaroni dinner Fred had heated up.
Later, Dean heard the movement of the mortuary men coming for Edith—the hushed conversation and the bumping and thumping as the lifeless shell of this troubled woman was bagged and forever removed from Bird Song.
He filled Fred in on the details of Edith's visit and Cynthia's late night phone call and the abrupt end to the conversation.
The two women moved out of sight and sound and Dean agonized through the lengthy, halting conversation before rejoining them.
End of conversation, except Dean noticed Cynthia fold the papers and put them aside.
But Dean didn't let her finish before he interrupted, ending the conversation.
Jackson stood close enough to hear both sides of the conversation.
The conversation flowed freely and it was clear to Jackson that everyone was enjoying the evening.
He tinkered with the sound, making sure it was audible, yet would not interfere with conversation.
Jackson stood close enough to hear the conversation, and as soon as the moron committed to buy a watercolor; he approached Elisabeth, put his arms around her and said, Darling, the caterer needs to see you for a minute.
No way did he want this conversation overheard.
Jackson could hear both sides of the conversation.
How much of their conversation had he heard, and what did he think about finding her on the counter.
Had he heard their conversation?
If conversation is all you have in mind, why don't we go in and talk over a cup of coffee - maybe play a game or two with Katie.
He must have heard their conversation in the kitchen.
Alex never mentioned their conversation again, and she was careful not to be caught alone with him.
They played everything from cards to Clue, and the conversation was dominated by childhood memories shared between Alex and Katie.
It was simply idle conversation about everything from the weather to politics.
He found this entire conversation amusing.
Apparently their conversation in the barn had scared him off.
They had an entire week, so there was no need to rush into a conversation that might spoil everything.
Yet the conversation never turned comfortably toward children.
Lana smiled as she turned her attention from the conversation to the screens around her.
He'd toned down his side of the conversation out of respect for her, not expecting to find her worth talking to and pleased when she was.
The eight-hour ordeal to get there was worth the ten-minute conversation.
His conversation with Tim returned, and he stayed the urge to call Lana as he had when he was simply the Guardian.
I'd hoped to have this conversation with her in person, if at all.
Rhyn froze. The voice was Gabriel's, but the assassin's argument was unlike Gabe, who would know exactly what Rhyn would do after their conversation in Hell.
In fact, the whole conversation seemed … off.
Kris didn't answer, not wanting to think of how that conversation would go with the deity. He tested his power again. Kiki was right; they had none.
The uniformed guys downstairs had drawn lots to see who got stuck informing the next of kin, and since that time, speculation on the disappearance of Jeffrey Byrne had been the chief topic of conversation at the Parkside Police Department.
Dean agreed, and ended the conversation as dinner arrived.
Besides, it would give them meat for conversation.
Harrigan got up, still smiling, and went to the can, effectively cutting off further conversation.
Judge Adamson arrived and there followed more conversation at the bench and in the judge's chambers than in the courtroom.
Dean described his conversation with Randy Byrne and detailed his reason for visiting the Whitney Motel.
Nor had Burgess heard any noise or conversation from apartment C to indicate there was anyone there—much less more than one person.
His conversation with Cece Baldwin bothered him all the way back to Parkside.
He filled Fred in on his conversation with Cece Baldwin and tried to dismiss the entire case as a waste of time.
He used the age-old method of asking questions that needed answers until she swung into something akin to conversation.
There was no further conversation after they parked and hurried to the terminal.
As the meal progressed, their conversation remained open and relaxed.
She conveyed the information to son Randy, told him she loved him and, after ending the conversation, flopped back down on the bed, again covering her head, this time with a pillow.
The flight was on schedule and thankfully there was little time for forced conversation.
She smiled and responded with one-word answers while he did most of what little conversation occurred.
While Fred continued his conversation, Dean rummaged through the front hall closet until he located an atlas.
Dean tried to remember his earlier phone conversation with Mrs. Glass.
And there was no sign of Jeffrey Byrne, in person, in conversation or in spirit.
After the conversation was over he felt a pang of guilt for responding so emphatically.
The two men downed a second cup of coffee as Dean brought Fred up to date, relating his phone conversation with Cece Baldwin.
A conversation with the Rollins, Kansas campground gave little help.
He slumped down on the sofa in disgust, waiting for Randy to finish the conversation, his foot kicking open the bicycle magazine.
With his brain still churning from the phone conversation, it took sometime before his eyes focused on a penciled circle on one of the articles.
He repeated their subsequent conversation after he'd driven down and met her.
Weeks had passed since the two had spoken and the conversation was more social than business.
There was little conversation but at one point when they were exchanging the lead and Betty pedaled ahead, she called to him over her shoulder.
The entire trip took just over an hour with the driver, a volunteer from Amarillo, Texas who never stopping his constant drawl of friendly conversation, little of which Dean heard.
That would have made more sense, he said, lightening the conversation.
If I could get you pregnant, we wouldn't be having this conversation right now.
He ended the conversation by walking toward the porch.
What did you mean when you said that we wouldn't be having that conversation if you could get me pregnant?
She felt comfortable enough now to approach that intimate conversation.
Thinking about approaching the conversation and actually starting the conversation were two entirely different things.
Lori took the conversation elsewhere, but it remained at the back of Carmen's mind - even after she left and walked to her house.
The two men went down the hallway, still in conversation.
The rest of the meal was taken up with light conversation about the weather, the clinic, the animals... anything but their feelings about marriage.
The light conversation on the way home did little to settle her nerves.
With the air cleared, he dropped the subject and moved on to more pleasant conversation.
It was difficult to imagine this conversation was innocent, yet she must have faith in him.
Still, the telephone conversation was obviously private.
That was the last she heard of their conversation.
Katie was either convinced or saw the futility of the conversation, because she dropped the subject.
Conversation came to a total stop for a few minutes, and then Bill changed the subject.
There wasn't time for more conversation, even if they had been able to talk through the jarring gait.
He was courteous to her instead of affectionate, but they were talking — if simple questions and answers could be called conversation.
When was the last time they had an actual conversation?
That gnawing fear had made its way into the dining room and it was lurking around the edges of his conversation.
He'd have to figure out how to start a conversation she didn't want to have.
He listened to the hushed conversation that devolved into a hushed fight.
Memon did not spare him a glance but continued his conversation with the seated king.
It was frustrating, but the only thing she was accomplishing with this interrogation was making their conversation stiff and formal.
Their conversation was interrupted briefly while a man asked Lillie to dance.
His side of the conversation indicated there was an emergency.
Slipping into his chair, she continued their conversation.
At first it was a veritable honeymoon; conversation never flagged and either found in the other his soul's complement.
At the close of a conversation the originating subscriber again entered the call-wire and requested the operator to take down the connexion.
Conversation has been carried on over 2200 m.
He was a missionary to the Indians when the prince de Joinville, son of Louis Philippe, met him, and after some conversation asked him to sign a document abdicating his rights in favour of Louis Philippe, in return for which he, the dauphin (alias Eleazar Williams), was to receive the private inheritance which was his.
He derived much of his information from the letters of important personages, which he sometimes inserts, but much more from conversation with the eye-witnesses of events.
It is true that he looked upon general society as a waste of time and that he disliked poetry as "misrepresentation"; but he intensely enjoyed conversation, gave good dinners and delighted in music, in country sights and in making others happy.
Similarly the Greenland angekok is said to summon his torngak (which may be an ancestral ghost or an animal) by drumming; he is heard by the bystanders to carry on a conversation and obtain advice as to how to treat diseases, the prospects of good weather and other matters of importance.
Another, Daniel Neal, in 1720, found Boston conversation " as polite as in most of the cities and towns in England, many of their merchants having the advantage of a free conversation with travellers; so that a gentleman from London would almost think himself at home at Boston, when he observes the number of people, their houses, their furniture, their tables, their dress and conversation, which perhaps is as splendid and showy as that of the most considerable tradesmen in London."
His early friend and school companion, Adelmann, archdeacon of Liege, wrote to him letters of expostulation on the subject of this report in 1046 and 1048; and a bishop, Hugo of Langres, wrote (about 1049) a refutation of the views which he had himself heard Berengar express in conversation.
If we wish to know what Wagner means, we must fight our way through his drama to his music; and we must not expect to find that each phrase in the mouth of the actor corresponds word for note with the music. That sort of correspondence Wagner leaves to his imitators; and his views on " Leit-motifhunting," as expressed in his prose writings and conversation, are contemptuously tolerant.
During the latter period of his term of office he was on a very unsatisfactory footing with the young king George III., who gradually came to feel a kind of horror of the interminable persistency of his conversation, and whom he endeavoured to make use of as the mere puppet of the ministry.
He was free in his conversation, and his humour, of which he had a good deal, was apt to take the form of rather coarse jokes.
The company in Savannah met every Wednesday evening "in order to a free conversation, begun and ended with singing and prayer.
Lord Aberdeen made no secret of his dislike for the Turks, and openly expressed his disbelief in the reality of their reforms; and in January 1853 the tsar, in conversation with Sir Hamilton Seymour, the British ambassador at St Petersburg, spoke of the Ottoman Empire as " the Sick Man," and renewed the proposals for a partition made in 1844.
This change of policy on his part, frequently ascribed to the fascination of the king's conversation, arose in reality from the nature of his own convictions.
He retained his old university habit of taking long walks with a congenial companion, even in London, and although he cared but little for what is commonly known as society - the society of crowded rooms and fragments of sentences - he very much liked conversation.
C. Norton brought against the Whig premier for criminal conversation with his wife.
He then addressed himself to the French ministers, and had much earnest conversation, especially with Rouher, whom he found well inclined to the economical and commercial principles which he advocated.
He failed in both respects, and when Michael Faraday, who overheard a portion of his conversation with Davy on the subject, was subsequently more successful, he was inclined to assert the merit of priority, to which Faraday did not admit his claim.
The last is a philosophy of naturalism in the form of a conversation between seven learned men - a Jew, a Mahommedan, a Lutheran, a Zwinglian, a Roman Catholic, an Epicurean and a Theist.
When Matthew Arnold questioned his importance in conversation with Sainte-Beuve, the answer was, "He is important to us," and it was a true answer; but the limitation is obvious.
In the early autumn of 1751 La Mettrie, one of the king's parasites, and a man of much more talent than is generally allowed, horrified Voltaire by telling him that Frederick had in conversation applied to him (Voltaire) a proverb about "sucking the orange and flinging away its skin," and about the same time the dispute with Maupertuis, which had more than anything else to do with his exclusion from Prussia, came to a head.
He appears to have had no great sense of natural beauty, in which point he resembled his generation (though one remarkable story is told of his being deeply affected by Alpine scenery); and, except in his passion for the stage, he does not seem to have cared much for any of the arts, Conversation and literature were, again as in Johnson's case, the sole gods of his idolatry.
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It should be added that he was a very deep and original student of literature of every description, and that the comparatively few specimens which have been preserved of his conversation contain some of the finest fragments of modern appreciation of the great poets which we possess.
Bolingbroke's conversation, described by Lord Chesterfield as "such a flowing happiness of expression that even his most familiar conversations if taken down in writing would have borne the press without the least correction," his delightful companionship, his wit, good looks, and social qualities which charmed during his lifetime and made firm friendships with men of the most opposite character, can now only be faintly imagined.
On his travels he did not, we are told by the fourth earl, "greatly seek the conversation of other English young gentlemen on their travels," but rather that of their tutors, with whom he could converse on congenial topics.
Unrestrained conversation on the topics which most interested him - philosophy, politics, morals, religion - was at this time to be had in Holland with less danger and in greater abundance than in any other country in the world.
His conversation was with men of art and science, "the virtuosi of this place."
The feelings with which they were regarded are admirably shown by Cervantes (who shared them to the full) in his "Conversation of the Two Dogs."
What sort of conversation went on I certainly do not know.
But no human memory of a conversation reported on the 22nd of January 1567, could be so nearly "word perfect" as Crawford's must have been two years later.
Varchi says that "in his conversation he was pleasant, obliging to his intimates, the friend of virtuous persons."
The author relates a conversation between Otkar the Frank (Ogier the Dane) and the Lombard king Desiderius (Didier) on the walls of Pavia in view of Charlemagne's advancing army.
The Cena de le Ceneri, or Ash Wednesday conversation, devoted to an exposition of the Copernican theory, was printed in 1584.
Some of these bring the poet before us as either corresponding with, or engaged in controversial conversation with, his great friend.
Johnson, of whose various and often merely churlish remarks on Garrick and his doings many are scattered through the pages of Boswell, spoke warmly of the elegance and sprightliness of his friend's conversation, as well as of his liberality and kindness of heart; while to the great actor's art he paid the exquisite tribute of describing Garrick's sudden death as having " eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure."
The word 6 uXia from iatXEiv (buou, Eau)), meaning communion, intercourse, and especially interchange of thought and feeling by means of words (conversation), was early employed in classical Greek to denote the instruction which a philosopher gave to his pupils in familiar talk (Xenophon, Memorabilia, I.
After his third capture, in March 1841, he coolly boasted that he had lain under a sofa, and listened to a private conversation between the queen and Prince Albert.
There and the was a conversation between the queen and Sir Robert country.
When he cared to please, his manners and conversation were charming.