Obama had also spoken of having been followed in a department store.
Roberta has appeared in ads, given interviews, and spoken at events for the McCain campaign.
For the first time since the war in Georgia in 2008, a top Georgian official has spoken to the enemy: Russia.
It's because you're asking him to recall a memory in spoken language when that memory wasn't coded in words in the first place.
With the spoken word, we use our tone, inflection and volume to question, exclaim and convey our feelings.
That he had not yet spoken was only because he thought he had nothing to say.
I know that I have spoken of him as I ought not to have spoken.
They were mechanical contrivances—the metal monsters of which the Wanderer had spoken.
Some of the people demanded what he had to say of the gods, since he had spoken so ably of men.
I confess I was too agitated to catch every word that was spoken.
Old English specan, variant of sprecan "to speak" (class V strong verb; past tense spræc, past participle sprecen), from Proto-Germanic *sprekanan (cf. Old Saxon sprecan, Old Frisian spreka, Middle Dutch spreken, Old High German sprehhan, German sprechen "to speak," Old Norse spraki "rumor, report"), cognate with Latin spargere "to strew" (speech as a "scattering" of words; see sparse).
The -r- began to drop out in Late West Saxon and was gone by mid-12c., perhaps from influence of Danish spage "crackle," in a slang sense of "speak" (cf. crack in slang senses having to do with speech, e.g. wisecrack, cracker, all it's cracked up to be). Rare variant forms without -r- also are found in Middle Dutch (speken) and Old High German (spehhan).
Not the primary word for "to speak" in Old English (the "Beowulf" author prefers maþelian, from mæþel "assembly, council," from root of metan "to meet;" cf. Greek agoreuo "to speak," originally "speak in the assembly," from agora "assembly").