Examples of speech in a Sentence
She has to make a speech at the convention.
a graduation speech about embracing future challenges
I was so flustered that I momentarily lost the power of speech.
Slang is used mostly in informal speech.
Many words are more common in speech than in writing.
Recent Examples of speech from the Web
Which of these posts are really attempts to buy and sell and which are just people exercising their freedom of speech?
Phillips contended that the law violated both freedom of speech — since designing the cake was, in his view, an act of artistic expression — and freedom of religion.
Freedom of speech, as practiced by City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, is running up the attorney fees.
Freedom of speech without consequences only exists against the government.
In March, Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook for a week in an attempt to stop the spread of hate speech perceived to be amplifying mob violence.
The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, the press, assembly and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The middle school instructor even received a nod of recognition during the ceremony and was included in a speech from Harvard Dean Michelle Williams.
And the fact that the players do not have this freedom of speech and that no one is even thinking about Colin Kaepernick, who's lost his entire career over this issue.
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SPEECH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of speech for English Language Learners
: a spoken expression of ideas, opinions, etc., that is made by someone who is speaking in front of a group of people
: the ability to speak
: spoken language
SPEECH Defined for Kids
Definition of speech for Students
- Indeed, there had been so much talk that the steward … informed one and all that such speech went against the will of God …
- —Avi, Crispin
- And he was quick to grasp the … rhythms of Lewis's speech and match them.
- —Virginia Hamilton, M. C. Higgins
- I was so surprised, I lost my speech.
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