talk of (someone or something)

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talk of (someone or something)

1. verb To discuss, speak about, speculate on, etc., someone or something. We had talked of dissolving the company, but I don't think we'll go down that road just yet. I could overhear the officers talking of someone who sounded awfully similar to my friend Michael.
2. noun Discussions, speculations, rumors, etc., about something. There has been talk of mass layovers in the company. Any talk of insurrection is done in the lowest of whispers in the police state.
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talk of someone or something

to speak about someone or something. Weren't we talking of old Mrs. Watson just now? We were just talking of old timeshappier times.
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References in classic literature ?
Perhaps our talking of them will arouse the poet who will tell the hidden wonder story of the influence for which the hands were but fluttering pennants of promise.
She frequently did that, however, when Pollyanna was talking of others--of Dr.
Yet Holst was clearly anxious to get things moving; the Americans were talking of a signing ceremony within two weeks.(86)