What is another word for be spake?

2192 synonyms found


[ biː spˈe͡ɪk], [ biː spˈe‍ɪk], [ b_iː s_p_ˈeɪ_k]

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How to use "Be spake" in context?

There is a curious turn of phrase whereby something is said, but with the sense that it could just as easily have been left unsaid. This precarious status is often amplified when the what is said is taboo, or when it challenges convention. But in the case of "be spake," the mere act of uttering the words opens up a space for subsequent deliberation and interpretation- a space that is constantly in flux.

The phrase is first found in the deposition of Hugh Tailboyn, taken before the Chivalry Commission in 1440.

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