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direct discourse

noun
1.
quotation of a speaker in which the speaker's exact words are repeated.
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  • No machine can, or should, be a surrogate for direct discourse between people.
British Dictionary definitions for direct discourse

direct speech

noun
1.
the reporting of what someone has said or written by quoting his exact words
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