What is another word for discourses?

Pronunciation: [dˈɪskɔːsɪz] (IPA)

Discourses are essentially conversations or written exchanges of ideas and information. Synonyms for this word include "conversations," "dialogues," "debates," "exchanges," "communications," "talks," "lectures," "sermons," "speeches," "addresses," and "treatises." Depending on the context, these synonyms can be used interchangeably with discourse. For instance, one may engage in a political debate or a religious discourse. On the other hand, one may listen to a lecture or a sermon for spiritual guidance or intellectual stimulation. The use of synonyms for "discourses" is helpful in creating variation in writing or speech and conveying a message more effectively.

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Usage examples for Discourses

Lovers of woodcuts owe some gratitude to the medieval trick of attaching edifying discourses to matters of everyday interest and amusement, for whereas the edifying discourses themselves could hardly carry illustrations, hunting, chess, or, as here, seven games which could be likened to the seven deadly sins, gave opportunities for showing pictures by which the natural man would be attracted.
"Fine Books"
Alfred W. Pollard
I refer especially to the whole body of unecstatic philosophical, scientific and theological discourses in verse which usurp a name not belonging to them; I refer to much descriptive and narrative verse that lacks the poetic glow; I would exclude nearly all of the so-called "light," "occasional" and "humorous" verse.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
Is there not poetry in the critical discourses about poets where the critic loses himself in the poet's emotions and becomes that poet and gives you his spirit, as, for example, Carlyle does in his study of Burns, or Symonds in his Greek Poets?
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell

Famous quotes with Discourses

  • Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.
    Joyce Appleby
  • The way we make sense of a realistic text is through the same broad ideological frame as the way we make sense of our social experience or rather, the way we are made sense of by the discourses of our culture.
    John Fiske
  • Without needing to be theoretically instructed, consciousness quickly realizes that it is the site of variously contending discourses.
    Seamus Heaney
  • Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
    Helen Keller
  • There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
    John Locke

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