While the service was proceeding in the Cathedral of the Assumption--it was a combined service of prayer on the occasion of the Emperor's arrival and of thanksgiving for the conclusion of peace with the Turks-- the crowd outside spread out and hawkers appeared, selling kvas, gingerbread, and poppyseed sweets (of which Petya was particularly fond), and ordinary conversation could again be heard.
The two women moved out of sight and sound and Dean agonized through the lengthy, halting conversation before rejoining them.
His conversation was always sprinkled with wittily original, finished phrases of general interest.
And again in imagination she went over her whole conversation with Kuragin, and again saw the face, gestures, and tender smile of that bold handsome man when he pressed her arm.
As the evening continued and the wine took hold, conversation relaxed to a more congenial level.
The change of opinion in this respect may be dated from Lessing's famous conversation with Jacobi in 1780.
It was simply idle conversation about everything from the weather to politics.
Joseph was ready to end the conversation but Dean was hoping for more fish in his creel.
Thinking about approaching the conversation and actually starting the conversation were two entirely different things.
Helen drank in language which she at first could not understand, and it remained in her mind until needed, when it fitted itself naturally and easily into her conversation and compositions.