ventriloquistic love



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  • adj. Of or pertaining to ventriloquism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to ventriloquism or ventriloquists; ventriloquial.


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  • A choir of ventriloquistic monstrosity, from Hungary.

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  • (That reception is recounted, too, in Peter Carey's ventriloquistic new novel, Parrot and Olivier in America.)

    The Visitor

  • What this book reminded me of again and again, and to its detriment, was Geoff Ryman's 253, which started out as hypertext and eventually was published. 253 can be both or alternately tedious and addictive, but I generally feel that the writing is better than in 10:01, perhaps because it is less intent on creating various voices, a technique I find cloying unless the writer is a particular sort of ventriloquistic genius.

    LitBlog Co-Op

  • A work of astonishing ventriloquistic virtuosity ...

    Any Human Heart: Summary and book reviews of Any Human Heart by William Boyd.

  • They moved in their sleep, they kicked and gave vent to a series of little ventriloquistic barks as puppies have a habit of doing; then the mother licked them fondly with her soft tongue, and therefore one awoke.

    Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • I can't believe she consciously deceived us, but it is possible that these ventriloquistic voices have become a subconscious habit.

    The Shadow World

  • A kingbird chattered and shrieked overhead, the grasshoppers buzzed in the grasses, strange insects with ventriloquistic voices sang all about her -- she could not tell where.

    Prairie Folks

  • Viola in any way with it, and it seemed impossible, also, for Mrs. Lambert to sit where she was and handle the cone, to say nothing of the ventriloquistic skill necessary to carry on this conversation.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • Weissmann has made anything but the simplest ventriloquistic performance impossible -- she cannot lift a hand.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • On the hills near by the coyotes kept up ventriloquistic clamor, and from far off the bawling of great bulls and the bleating of the calves brought news of a huge herd of cattle, but these sounds only made his solitary vigil the more impressive.

    The Eagle's Heart


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