from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past participle of speak.
- adj. Expressed orally; uttered: spoken words.
- adj. Speaking or using speech in a specified manner or voice. Often used in combination: soft-spoken; plainspoken.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to speech
- adj. Speaking in a specified way
- v. Past participle of speak
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral.
- adj. Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; -- often in composition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Uttered; oral: opposed to written.
- Speaking: in composition: as, a civil-spoken man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination
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True, as Paul says, God “hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son;” but notice, it is “_hath spoken_.”
Caithe got her name spoken on ten thousand lips: the woman who fought with the frenzy of a whirlwind.
How the word spoken aloud means both the beginning and the end.
I hurried down to join her, and without another word spoken between us, we got into her car.
I heard my name spoken with unswerving certainty by the venomous lips of an ex-stripper.
The driver headed straight to Ataturk Airport, not a word spoken on the twenty-five-minute drive.
He has seen what the yellow eye sees; he has prayed in the abandoned cathedral among the dry bones, kneeling in the ruins; he has heard his name spoken by the high wind, by the dry limbs strumming the sterile air.
Simply to hear his name spoken by this stranger disturbs me.
The sound of his name spoken by that voice… it brought back so many memories, feelings from so long ago.
Another word returns from the deepest recesses of childhood: “Moscovite,” the word spoken by my parents with special contempt, in reference to those Hungarian Communists who returned to Budapest with the Red Army.
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