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In the famously long and winding conversation that follows, Socrates guides Thrasymachus and his other interlocutors through many difficult philosophical questions.
As early as 2002, Kim Jong Il proudly told foreign interlocutors that his youngest daughter was interested in politics and wanted a career in North Korea's political system, according to the North Korea Leadership Watch blog.
The ongoing war preparations on both sides underline that while UNIFIL’s interlocutor role helps ease tactical everyday concerns along the Blue Line, its ability to maintain calm has its limits.
The American officials said that Ms. Stephens, who served as the U.S. ambassador in Seoul from 2008 to 2011, wasn’t carrying a message on behalf of the Trump administration or serving as an interlocutor for the State Department.
There is still no game plan for how the dialogue might continue, or who would serve as interlocutors for the administration.
The message each of them sees when the particle arrives will be the result of their own bit of information and their interlocutor’s added together.
The White House has not named an ambassador to South Korea, who would under normal circumstances be a key interlocutor on matters regarding the North.
Ri Son Gwon, a senior North Korean official who helps oversee relations with the South and was one of the key interlocutors during last month’s visit to Seoul, greeted the delegation at the airport, the spokesman said.
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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").
INTERLOCUTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interlocutor for English Language Learners
: a person who is having a conversation with you
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