conversation englannista suomeksi
- Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
Interaction; commerce or intercourse with other people; dealing with others. (defdate)
*1748, (w), ''Clarissa'', Letter 27:
- I have desired him to inquire after Lovelace's life and conversation in town.
intercourse|Sexual intercourse. (defdate)
1723, Charles Walker, ''Memoirs of the Life of Sally Salisbury'':
- (smallcaps)(..)quitted her Lover (smallcaps), for the tumultuous Conversation of (smallcaps).
1749, (w), ''(w)'', Folio Society 1973, p. 333:
- Our travellers had happened to take up their residence at a house of exceeding good repute, whither Irish ladies of strict virtue, and many northern lasses of the same predicament, were accustomed to resort in their way to Bath. The landlady therefore would by no means have admitted any conversation of a disreputable kind to pass under her roof. Indeed, so foul and contagious are all such proceedings, that they contaminate the very innocent scenes where they are committed, and give the name of a bad house, or of a house of ill repute, to all those where they are suffered to be carried on.
*1570, (w), in H. Billingsley (trans.) Euclid, ''Elements of Geometry'', Preface:
- So grosse is our conuersation, and dull is our apprehension: while mortall Sense, in vs, ruleth the common wealth of our litle world.
To engage in conversation (with).
1983, James Frederick Mason, Hélène Joséphine Harvitt, ''The French review''
- Gone now are the "high-minded" style, the "adapted from literature" feel, the voice-over narration, and the abstract conversationing about ideas, values...