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Word: address

Definition: direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech


Sentences Containing 'address'

The address, turned into English, ran:``Very pressing.
Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune, and risen to the honor of knighthood by an address to the king during his mayoralty.
She was very equal, therefore, to address Mr. Bingley on the subject of the ball, and abruptly reminded him of his promise; adding, that it would be the most shameful thing in the world if he did not keep it.
His appearance was greatly in his favor; he had all the best part of beauty, a fine countenance, a good figure, and very pleasing address.
You would have been less amiable in my eyes had there not been this little unwillingness; but allow me to assure you, that I have your respected mother's permission for this address.
Elizabeth could never address her without feeling that all the comfort of intimacy was over, and though determined not to slacken as a correspondent, it was for the sake of what had been, rather than what was.
Colonel Fitzwilliam, who led the way, was about thirty, not handsome, but in person and address most truly the gentleman.
But checking himself, he added, in a gayer tone,``Is it in address that he improves?
What a contrast did it offer to his last address in Rosings Park, when he put his letter into her hand!
And we all know that Wickham has every charm of person and address that can captivate a woman.''
It is only that he is blessed with greater sweetness of address, and a stronger desire of generally pleasing, than any other man.''
``I was forced to read the address to know to whom to give it.''
``But address yourself to the keeper of the seals; he has the right of entry at the Tuileries, and can procure you audience at any hour of the day or night.''
One passed at the moment, which he hailed; he gave his address to the driver, and springing in, threw himself on the seat, and gave loose to dreams of ambition.
Night came; Dantes hoped that his neighbor would profit by the silence to address him, but he was mistaken.
All these evolutions are executed with an inconceivable address and marvellous rapidity, without the police interfering in the matter.
``I am ready to answer any questions your excellency may address to me.''
Address yourself to M. Humann, section of the indirect contributions, corridor A., No. 26.''
``Why do you address me so coldly so distantly?''
`Monsieur,'said Emmanuel,`have the goodness to address yourself to M. Delaunay.
He felt convinced of his identity, but he did not venture to address him.''
``Be assured,''replied Albert,``that if I had been aware of your arrival in Paris, and had known your address, I should have paid my respects to you before this.
Baptistin will tell you where, if you do not know their address.
Why, to accuse the man, do you address the woman?''
The count made a sign to Haidee to address his visitor.
`It is not to me to whom you must address yourself,'said Koorshid.''
This address was accompanied by a look which was by no means difficult to understand.
``The address,`To monsieur the Baron Danglars, banker, Rue de la Chausseed' Antin.'''
``You have accomplished these different crimes with impudent address, but which could only deceive those whose affections for you blinded them.
We address ourselves, not to their humanity, but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages.
It is otherwise with those in which courage and address can be of no avail.
'But I thought I heard you, as I came upstairs, address her by a name that is not hers.
The note was undated, and without either signature or address.
'My address,' said Mr. Micawber, 'is Windsor Terrace, City Road.
He looked from one to the other of us, as if uncertain which to address.
"You may address me as the Count Von Kramm, a Bohemian nobleman.
He was very willing to have a holiday, so we shut the business up and started off for the address that was given us in the advertisement.
I had already noticed the peculiarities of the typewriter, and I wrote to the man himself at his business address asking him if he would come here.
"I perceive also that whoever addressed the envelope had to go and inquire as to the address."
This man has written the name, and there has then been a pause before he wrote the address, which can only mean that he was not familiar with it.
"We have retained these things for some days," said Holmes, "because we expected to see an advertisement from you giving your address.
But it depended upon Steerforth; and he did it with such address, that in a few minutes we were all as easy and as happy as it was possible to be.
"I bowed, feeling as flattered as any young man would at such an address.
I have risen from my umble station since first you used to address me, it is true; but I am umble still.
It was because I was thoroughly glad to see you when we met in Ely Place, and was sure you were thoroughly glad to see me, that I gave you this address instead of my address at chambers.'
'It's not because I have the least pride, Copperfield, you understand,' said Traddles, 'that I don't usually give my address here.
I soon managed to get the address of the receiver who had them, on promising him that there would be no prosecution.
'Mr. James and myself, ma'am--' 'Don't address yourself to me!'
I could not see Miss Dartle, or the person whom we had heard her address.
Tell them to address all future letters to the Pacific ocean!

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