direct discourse

quotation of a speaker in which the speaker's exact words are repeated. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
direct speech or esp (US) direct discourse
the reporting of what someone has said or written by quoting his exact words
direct discourse or esp (US) direct discourse

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Example sentences
No machine can, or should, be a surrogate for direct discourse between people.
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