Attempting to make conversation, the man said in Chinese pidgin, “You likee food?”
Another serious objection is the noise, which is so great as to make conversation most laborious.
I didn't think so, but to make conversation I said: "How long is it since you were home?"
Is it not against all rules that we should sit here and make conversation every day for half an hour?
It was, as I have said, wonderful what she could make conversation out of.
I remember saying once to a young man—just in passing and merely to make conversation: "Are you a native son?"
We might sit and make conversation, but of course this is the only subject we are thinking of.
I pressed upon her wine and viands—in vain; I strove to make conversation—equally in vain.
Pierre tries to make conversation in our own language to entertain us.
I found it more of an effort than I had imagined to make conversation with those young men.