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speak of

1. Literally, to discuss, mention, or talk about someone or something. We were just speaking of the new intern—what do you think of him? Let's never speak of this again.
2. To be indicative or suggestive of something. The dark, foreboding reds and oranges of the painting speak of the intense violence of the event. I must say, this initiative you've been showing speaks very well of your chances at this company.
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speak of someone or something

 
1. to mention or discuss someone or something. Were we speaking of Judy? I don't recall. We were speaking of the new law.
2. [for a type of behavior or action] to reflect a particular quality. Jeff's behavior spoke of a good upbringing. Her good singing voice speaks of years of training.
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speak of

v.
1. To speak about someone or something: She spoke fondly of her childhood home.
2. To give an indication or suggestion of something: His biography speaks of great loneliness.
See also: of, speak
References in classic literature ?
"The clothes your ladyship speaks of," she said, "were the clothes of another woman.
In this way, the display he makes of himself within the created order is a display mediated through a created mind that knows and speaks of God on the basis of the things that have been made.
The reviewer speaks of Eisenman speaking of 'conjuring up the enormity of banality'.
The notion of silence at the heart of the structure perhaps speaks of death for that is what it really represents or tries to embody and death can be banal and nothing else.
Deleuze explains this very well when he speaks of Kafka's language and minor literature.
Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America speaks of the masks we black women don, the emotional ripples that we weather trying to survive in the face of relentless racism and sexism.
As John beholds a surreal re-vision of the piercing in John 19, he speaks of the mighty vehicle as an engine of doom that transports him to the very heart of his preaching, the wound in the side of Jesus.
It speaks of the God who is bringing creation to its divinely-intended goal.
A former Tunisian diplomat, who first came to Caux 43 years ago at the age of 27, speaks of the `alchemy on this inspired mountain'.
I read chapters 12 and 13, where Paul speaks of the gift of tongues.