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to speak of

Relevant; worth mentioning; having any practical significance. There are no new ideas to speak of in this movie. For all the bluster in the media, there's nothing to speak of in these leaked documents that will have any real impact on the political landscape.
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to speak of

Worth mentioning; see nothing to speak of; not to mention.
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to speak of

Worthy of mention: There's nothing new to speak of.
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As a pain-filled black woman's body could appear the quintessence of mute powerlessness, we might never expect a suffering black woman to speak of her own experience as a body in pain.
In recent years a number of religious thinkers have begun to speak of Mary as the feminine face of God.
But to speak of a feminine dimension of a masculine God is to transfer to infinite, holy mystery the limitations that belong to the created world.
While it is legitimate to speak of God in male terms--men also being made in the image of God--the exclusive use of male images is a distortion and leads almost to idolatry and serves to justify women's subordination.