Definition of Indirect discourse

1. Noun. A report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g.,. "He said `I am a fool' would be modified to `he said he is a fool'"

Generic synonyms: Account, Report
Antonyms: Direct Discourse



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indirect Discourse

indilatory
indiligence
indiligent
indiminishable
indin
indinavir
indinavirs
indirect
indirect-object
indirect Coombs' test
indirect agglutination
indirect antonym
indirect bilirubin
indirect correlation
indirect discourse (current term)
indirect diuretic
indirect evidence
indirect expression
indirect fire
indirect fluorescent antibody
indirect fracture
indirect free kick
indirect haemagglutination test
indirect immunofluorescence
indirect lead
indirect life cycle
indirect lighting
indirect liquefaction

Literary usage of Indirect discourse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"indirect discourse 577. The use of the Accusative and Infinitive in Indirect ... The essential character of indirect discourse is, that the language of some ..."

2. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"NEGATIVES OF THE INFINITIVE IN indirect discourse 1615. The infinitive in indirect discourse after verbs of saying and thinking retains où if ov was the ..."

3. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1892)
"For Tenses in Conditional Sentences in indirect discourse, see 687. Pronouns and Persons in indirect discourse. 526. In passing from the DIRECT DISCOURSE to ..."

4. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by George Martin Lane (1903)
"The future of direct discourse is represented in indirect discourse by the imperfect, and the future perfect by the pluperfect subjunctive. si quod e re ..."

5. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1881)
"Pronouns and Pa-sons in indirect discourse. 526. In passing from the DIRECT DISCOURSE to the INDIRECT, pronouns of the first and second persons are ..."

6. A Greek Grammar for Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1920)
"NEGATIVES OF indirect discourse 2710. The negatives of direct discourse are retained ... On the negative in indirect discourse with the infinitive вее 2722, ..."

7. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1907)
"ON CONSTRUCTIONS OF indirect discourse IN EARLY GERMANIC DIALECTS. ... of another treatise upon the subject of indirect discourse. ..."

8. Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb by William Watson Goodwin (1882)
"The adverb av is never joined with a verb in indirect discourse, unless it stood also in the direct form : on the other hand, av is never omitted with a ..."

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