So now he's telling us through his spokespeople that he's not going to see it, which I find kind of silly.
Can my telling of my tale prevent maybe at least one future tragedy?
telling too much or delving too deep, would turn it into a drama.
All of which is a long way of telling Sens. Cruz, Rubio, and Paul to relax.
But he is telling us with this stagecraft that he means business.
It was an opportunity, his wife felt, for telling him about the boy.
"And that would be all the same as telling Alcibiades himself," rejoined Milza.
He was telling her he did not love her, and so ought to leave her a chance with another man.
And what I overheard in the armoury--about a telegram--telling me--putting me out of my misery?
I met many tribes and tarried with them, telling them of God.
Old English tellan "to reckon, calculate, consider, account," from Proto-Germanic *taljanan "to mention in order" (cf. Old Saxon tellian, Old Norse telja, Old Frisian tella "to count, tell," Dutch tellen "to count, reckon," Old Saxon talon "to count, reckon," Danish tale "to speak," Old High German zalon, German zählen "to count, reckon"), from root *talo (see tale). Meaning "to narrate, relate" is from c.1000; that of "to make known by speech or writing, announce" is from early 12c. Sense of "to reveal or disclose" is from c.1400; that of "to act as an informer, to 'peach' " is recorded from 1901. Meaning "to order (someone to do something)" is from 1590s. Original sense in teller and phrase to tell time. For sense evolution, cf. French conter "to count," raconter "to recount;" Italian contare, Spanish contar "to count, recount, narrate;" German zählen "to count," erzählen "to recount, narrate."
I tolde hyme so, & euer he seyde nay. [Thomas Hoccleve, "The Regiment of Princes," c.1412]Telling "having effect or force" is from 1852.
"mound, hill," 1864, from Arabic tall, related to Hebrew tel "mount, hill, heap."
The repeated exchange of recorded telephone messages: I don't feel like playing telephone tag with her/ ''Having computers in our volunteers' homes has eliminated phone tag,'' says Power, referring to the pervasive round-robin of messages left and phone calls missed (1990s+)