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Word: soliloquy

Definition: talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)


Sentences Containing 'soliloquy'

"Hamlet's soliloquy, you know; the most celebrated thing in Shakespeare.
A prominent pro-Republican and conservative political blog, "Colorado Peak Politics", said, "Marble is the latest legislator to join what might be kindly dubbed the “legislative moron caucus” after an ignorant and offensive soliloquy about race and diet."
In the later balcony scene, Shakespeare has Romeo overhear Juliet's soliloquy, but in Brooke's version of the story her declaration is done alone.
Internal thoughts, if expressed, are given voice through an aside or soliloquy.
Richard III.............Mr. Garrick Richmond................Mr. Kean Also: (by special request) Hamlet's Immortal Soliloquy !
The duke told him, and then says: "I'll answer by doing the Highland fling or the sailor's hornpipe; and you--well, let me see--oh, I've got it--you can do Hamlet's soliloquy."
The last remark I heard that night was a compliment to Mr. Bixby, uttered in soliloquy and with unction by one of our guests.
To mend the matter, Hamlet's aunt had the family failing of indulging in soliloquy, and held forth in a desultory manner, by herself, on every topic that was introduced.
When she sees him, she launches into a non-stop soliloquy, enumerating her hurts and anger at his betrayal. Through her onslaught, it is clear that she cared dearly for him and the lost life they built together.
``I hope there ain't, but I can't make so`Nation sure of that,''said the guard, in gruff soliloquy.

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