A single word, accordingly, is by no means simple it is a class of similar series of movements (confining ourselves still to the spoken word
When he was a little boy, he had heard that there were things that obeyed the spoken word
The Book of Army Management says: On the field of battle, the spoken word
does not carry far enough: hence the institution of gongs and drums.
First of all Jerry learned a new name for himself, which was Bao, and he was taught to respond to it from an ever-increasing distance no matter how softly it was uttered, and Nalasu continued to utter it more softly until it no longer was a spoken word
, but a whisper.
"All I can say, General," said he with a pleasant elegance of expression and intonation that obliged one to listen to each deliberately spoken word
. It was evident that Kutuzov himself listened with pleasure to his own voice.
Then Louis would show me how--a certain, eloquent glance of eye, a smile, a daring, a lifted hat, a spoken word
, hesitancies, giggles, coy nervousnesses--and, behold, Louis acquainted and nodding me up to be introduced.
He knew what a spoken word
was, and how it acted upon the air, or the ether, that carried its vibrations from the lips to the ear.
It must not pass without the spoken word
. I love you!"
It was understood that he had often spoken words
of love to Madame Ratignolle, without any thought of being taken seriously.
The spoken words
that are inaudible among the flying spindles; those same words are plainly heard without the walls, bursting from the opened casements.
The words were still in his hearing as just spoken--distinctly in his hearing as ever spoken words
had been in his life--when the weary passenger started to the consciousness of daylight, and found that the shadows of the night were gone.
This power is wonderfully developed in all Martians, and accounts largely for the simplicity of their language and the relatively few spoken words
exchanged even in long conversations.