One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Express one's thoughts as soon as they occur.‘no definite proposal, my dear chap—just thinking aloud’
- ‘I'm thinking aloud a bit here, but the party machine doesn't seem to have quite the same grip in a ward system.’
- ‘Sterling, speaking to a crowd at the Microsoft Campus, thought aloud about the problem.’
- ‘He thinks aloud: ‘I should try a contemporary one.’’
- ‘The general has thought aloud about his ‘alternative dream’ and gone ahead with the construction of Gwadar deep-sea port.’
- ‘It was just a daft thought, I was thinking aloud.’
- ‘‘They'll probably be chasing us as soon as they can start their cars,’ she thought aloud.’
- ‘‘The more I sit here,’ I said, thinking aloud, ‘the more I am surprised how many small creatures there are living in the garden, and around it.’’
- ‘I'm just thinking aloud really, trying to sort some things out for myself.’
- ‘‘Well, we have a couple of guys who worked for the Army during the war, developing plastics,’ he says, thinking aloud.’
- ‘He was thinking aloud, trying to work out what he thought about this medium he had never worked in before.’
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