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Recent Examples of interlocutor from the Web
Not everyone is as impressed as her airport interlocutors.
The jarring tweet fueled a narrative that Trump was undermining his chief interlocutor with the world.
Throughout the film, Alpert helps keep subtitling to a minimum by providing instant, rapid fire translations of his interlocutors' Spanish-language responses.
Vice President Joe Biden, after all, was Barack Obama’s primary interlocutor in Ukraine, among other international hot spots.
Jang Song Thaek, Kim’s uncle, was North Korea’s principal interlocutor with China.
He is estimated to be worth $17 billion, according to Forbes, and is a frequent interlocutor of Western leaders and companies.
Two years later, Kim ordered the execution of his uncle Jang Song Thaek, the country's chief interlocutor with China and a relatively reform-minded official in the hermetic state.
So, Papadopoulos’s Russian interlocutors could well have been weaving a tale based on what had been reported, rather than on what was actually hacked and ultimately released by WikiLeaks.
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Did You Know?
Interlocutor derives from the Latin interloqui, meaning "to speak between" or "to issue an interlocutory decree." (An interlocutory decree is a court judgment that comes in the middle of a case and is not decisive.) Interloqui, in turn, ultimately comes from the words inter-, "between," and loqui, "to speak." Some other words that English borrowed from loqui are loquacious ("talkative"), circumlocution (essentially, "talking around a subject"), ventriloquism ("talking in such a way that one's voice seems to come from someone or something else"), eloquent ("capable of fluent or vivid speech"), and grandiloquence ("extravagant or pompous speech").
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