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

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
References in classic literature ?
``Holy Abraham!'' returned the Jew, finding voice through the very extremity of his danger,
The pent-up anger is now finding voice in a million ways and it is impossible for the Hindutva ideology perpetrators to impose their expansionist narrative over a state where the seething murmurs of rebellion are deep-set and widespread.
At the same time as Israel is dramatizing its own delegitimization in the(https://www.quora.com/Has-US-mainstream-media-become-more-balanced-in-reporting-on-Israel/answer/Rima-Najjar) media by brutally pushing back against Palestinian protesters, the legitimate claims of Palestinians are finding voice in the world arena as never before through the increasingly successful campaign of BDS, which is being amplified by the support of Jewish groups such as Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Jews for Palestinian Right of Return.
Finding Voice: A Visual Arts Approach to Engaging Social Change
Finding Voice: Treating Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety
Toward the turn of the 20th century, a more scientifically-based concept began to emerge, finding voice through horticultural societies that favored native species.
Finding Voice: Introductory Lessons to Teach Reading and Writing of Complex Text.
Huges; "Dragon Fire: Finding Voice in the Catskill Mountains," by Leigh Melander; "Deep Song: Envoicing the Motherline," by Marlene A.
Finding voice as a postparadigmatic researcher and biographer: writing the self and writing the other.
But these are all irrelevant issues and what we should focus is on finding voice for a billion people," said Gandhi.
For, without finding voice through the Birmingham Mail, many citizens would struggle to be heard by those in authority.
Finding voice through authorship of original self-published books, has great potential in addressing these needs of students in today's classrooms.
A 15-year resident of Austin, Texas, Bridgforth, who penned the bull-jean stories and love conjure/blues (Redbone Press), currently divides her time between writing, producing a radio show, teaching community activism (at the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas) and her unique method of creative writing she dubbed "Finding Voice."
Her mobile phone hadn't been working and she called Raina after finding voice messages from Jude on it asking where she had been.
But they are committed to documenting experience as much as they are interested in finding voice for their anger.