carry on a conversation


: to talk among each other
It was so noisy that we could hardly carry on a conversation.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Via everywhere on the internet, here's Jeremiah McDonald, who used a 20-year-old videotape of his younger self to carry on a conversation across time. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2012 The bill, by Rep. Randy Wood, R-Anniston, would expand that restriction to ban holding a cell phone to carry on a conversation. Mike Cason |, al, 5 Apr. 2023 Vigorous intensity is marked by the inability to carry on a conversation. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 28 Feb. 2023 ChatGPT, the latest technological sensation, is an artificial intelligence chatbot with an amazing ability to carry on a conversation. Michael S.a. Graziano, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2023 Because his father can talk to anybody and carry on a conversation. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 13 Dec. 2022 Some examples are chatbots via AI, and even the first humanoid robot to gain citizenship, Sophia, who can carry on a conversation. Susan Johnston, Rolling Stone, 26 July 2022 Please tell your readers that some people do not want to carry on a conversation on a plane, and some, like me, are too tired, too sad or too preoccupied to talk. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 Sophia can now carry on a conversation, offer a range of facial expressions and even high-five. CBS News, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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“Carry on a conversation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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