Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 23:55

with one voice

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with one voice (not comparable)

  1. (of vocalizing) In unison.
    • 1875, Louisa May Alcott, Eight Cousins, ch. 2:
      Seven boys stood in a row all ages, all sizes, all yellow-haired and blue-eyed, all in full Scotch costume, and all smiling, nodding, and saying as with one voice, "How are you, cousin?"
  2. (idiomatic, by extension, of expressing opinions by members of a group) In a mutually agreeing or like-minded manner; concordantly.
    • 1819, Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, ch. 12:
      The nobles around Prince John implored him with one voice to throw down his warder, and to save so brave a knight from the disgrace of being overcome by odds.
    • 1916, Edith Wharton, "Coming Home", section 3:
      Well—Jean went down and asked his father and his mother and his old grandmother if they would permit him to marry Mlle. Malo; and they all with one voice said they wouldn't.
    • 2007 Dec. 1, Bryan Walsh, "Can We Save the World by 2015?," TIme:
      Unfortunately, the global political community is a long way from speaking with one voice on anything, and climate change is no exception.

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