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1‘she was upset by their comments on her appearance’
remark, observation, statement, utterance, pronouncement, judgement, reflection, opinion, view, criticism
2‘the story excited a great deal of comment’
discussion, debate, mention, consideration, interest
3‘a comment had been inserted in the register for 1586’
note, notation, annotation, footnote, gloss, commentary, explanation, explication, interpretation, elucidation, exposition, exegesis
1‘they commented on the quality of the water’
remark on, speak about, talk about, write about, discuss, mention, give a mention to, make mention of, make remarks about, make a comment on, express an opinion on, say something about, touch on, allude to
2‘‘It will soon be night,’ he commented’
remark, observe, reflect, say, state, declare, announce, pronounce, assert, interpose, interject
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