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dialogue with (one)

To discuss something with someone. After dialoguing with Marie about that problem, I came up with a good solution.
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a dialogue of the deaf

A situation in which people share their views without actually listening or acknowledging each other. As long as those two are still in a dialogue of the deaf, we'll never reach an agreement.
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dialogue with someone

to talk with someone. I look forward to dialoguing with you tomorrow. The supervisor sets aside time to dialogue with each and every person in the department once a week.
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dialogue of the deaf

a discussion in which each party is unresponsive to what the others say.
The French equivalent dialogue des sourds is also sometimes used in English.
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Are there other reasons this dialogue is particularly difficult?
The third reason for our reticence in dialogue was that there were precious few people qualified to engage in theological dialogue, and even fewer in spiritual dialogue.
Meanwhile, a detailed explanation and prescription from the Council for Interreligious Dialogue would be most desirable.
He authored some eighty extant works, principally dialogues.
This invitation was followed by a cordial yet contentious dialogue, ending with Muhammad's proposal that the Christians and he enter into a test of mutual cursing to see who professed the true faith.
The problem is not wholly to be found in the ignorance of religious thinkers outside of the dialogue on post-Shoah theology but may also be deeply imbedded in the very process of developing such theologies.
Dialogue turns out to be a kind of allegory of authorial identity.
It is worth noting that Soloveitchik does not reference Jewish law on this issue, for as David Novak says, "there are no specific halakhic impediments to serious talk with non-Jews" (J-C Dialogue, 23).
Why, Cox goes on to ask, was it only in Italy that there developed a strong tradition of documentary dialogue while elsewhere in Europe the majority of dialogues took on fictional forms?