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Examples of colloquy in a Sentence
attended a colloquy on economic globalization
the subject of the spirited colloquy was the disputed authorship of the plays attributed to Shakespeare
Recent Examples of colloquy from the Web
What sets Hava Kohav Beller's documentary apart is the intense colloquy at its disheartening heart: a series of discussions among young Palestinians and Israelis during a retreat in Germany.
McConnell made a big show of this promise to Collins -- even engaging in a colloquy on the floor cementing the deal.
Sotomayor’s barbed colloquy with Murphy laid bare the fundamental weakness in Wisconsin’s defense.
Partially satisfied, Pittman then called Thornton to the courtroom podium for a colloquy on the issue.
In other paintings, tree branches seem to detach from their trunks and engage in an airborne colloquy.
And yet this work’s true heart lies in the colloquy among those seven men.
Update: Jenny added to our colloquy in a follow-up post at her blog.
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Did You Know?
Colloquy may make you think of "colloquial," and there is indeed a connection between the two words. As a matter of fact, "colloquy" is the parent word from which "colloquial" was coined in the mid-18th century. "Colloquy" itself, though now the less common of the two words, has been a part of the English language since the 15th century. It is a descendant of Latin loqui, meaning "to speak." Other descendants of "loqui" in English include "eloquent," "loquacious," "ventriloquism," and "soliloquy," as well as "elocution" and "interlocutor."
argument, argumentation, back-and-forth, confab, confabulation, conference, consult, consultation, council, counsel, debate, deliberation, dialogue (also dialog), discussion, give-and-take, palaver, parley, talk;
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