For my part I like very well to hear honest Goldsmith talk away carelessly.
Olive observed, still determined to keep the talk away from Brenton.
His part of the business is to talk away the country's attention while the Anarchist places the bomb.
"You talk away as much as you like," said Mr. Letts, kindly.
Their presence would prevent personalities, and keep the talk away from dreaded topics.
Then talk away my child; you know I have your very best interests at heart.
Grace had decided that it was high time to lead the talk away from herself.
“Not a bit like it,” broke in Herbert, glad to turn the talk away from himself.
Then a few brave and considerate persons made the usual attempt to talk away as if nothing had happened.
Now that's the very thing I want to talk away from you to-day.
early 13c., talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," ultimately from the same source as tale (cf. hark from hear, stalk from steal) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (e.g. Senior Wences talking head-in-the-box trick on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (e.g. Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.