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Speak of the devil   /spik əv ðə dˈɛvəl/   Listen
Speak of the devil

verb
1.
Mention someone's name who just then appears.






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"Speak of the devil" Quotes from Famous Books



... much interested, there is a quivering in his face which I don't remember in past times. He seems to have got older and thinner, all on a sudden. He shouts (which he never used to do) when he threatens sinners at sermon-time. Being in dreadful earnest about our souls, he is of course obliged to speak of the devil; but he never used to hit the harmless pulpit cushion with his fist as he does now. Nobody seems to have seen these things but me; and now I have noticed them what ought I to do? I don't know; I am certain of nothing, except what I have put ...
— The Legacy of Cain • Wilkie Collins

... "Speak of the Devil," whispered La Fosse in my ear, and, moved by the words and by the significance of his glance, I turned ...
— Bardelys the Magnificent • Rafael Sabatini



Words linked to "Speak of the devil" :   cite, mention, bring up, name, advert, refer



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