find (one's) voice

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find (one's) voice

1. To find one's distinctive style or vision of artistic expression. I think this is your best story yet, Betsy—you've really found your voice as a writer. It takes time to find your voice, but I'm confident you'll get there by the end of our photography class.
2. To regain the ability to speak, especially after something frightening or startling has happened. It took him a minute, but Pete found his voice again after we startled him at his surprise party.
See also: find, voice
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find your ˈvoice/ˈtongue

(informal) finally be able to speak after being too nervous or shy to do so: He sat silent through the first half of the meeting before he found his tongue.
See also: find, tongue, voice
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When I could find voice, I shrieked aloud in agony, "Either this is madness or it is Hell." "It is neither," calmly replied the voice of the Sphere, "it is Knowledge; it is Three Dimensions: open your eye once again and try to look steadily."
He had to wait a moment before he could find voice to say: "Oh, it ain't so sure about Mattie's going-"
At first their spokesman could hardly find voice or words; but he presently got both.
She made a slight movement, as if she were trying to speak, but could not find voice; at length she said, 'Mr.
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The insider said: "It required old school investigation - sifting through lots of hours of collected video footage and comparing it with crime videos, or going into the field to find voice samples, or both."
To him, singing was a means of creating community, a way to reach that place where humans, by making beautiful noise together, create the solidarity that leads to collective action, even as individuals find voice.