In thought and in conversation, we sense that this is not the path to greatness.
She launched straight into the conversation of catching up on old times right there.
The conversation was entirely in Russian—Weir is impressively fluent.
McEwan discusses starting a conversation with readers about what we've all come to expect from novels.
Ronna, Co-Director: We want this exact type of conversation to happen all over the place!
Miss Waldstricker whirled suddenly to bring him into the conversation.
Mr. Davis, may I ask the favor of a few minutes' conversation with you in private?
And nothing could be more respectful than Jasper's manner and conversation.
"Not at all," persisted he, accepting as conversation what she meant as a stab.
To this Lucy thought it best to make no answer, and the conversation for a while was dropped.
mid-14c., "living together, having dealings with others," also "manner of conducting oneself in the world;" from Old French conversation, from Latin conversationem (nominative conversatio) "act of living with," noun of action from past participle stem of conversari "to live with, keep company with," literally "turn about with," from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + vertare, frequentative of vertere (see versus).
Specific sense of "talk" is 1570s. Used as a synonym for "sexual intercourse" from at least 1511, hence criminal conversation, legal term for adultery from late 18c. Related: Conversationalist; conversationist.
generally the goings out and in of social intercourse (Eph. 2:3; 4:22; R.V., "manner of life"); one's deportment or course of life. This word is never used in Scripture in the sense of verbal communication from one to another (Ps. 50:23; Heb. 13:5). In Phil. 1:27 and 3:20, a different Greek word is used. It there means one's relations to a community as a citizen, i.e., citizenship.