oration

(redirected from Orations)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

oration

an academic exercise or contest in public speaking
References in classic literature ?
And then, from habit, he glanced at the clock in the tower, and made further oration.
Of so refined a character, indeed, was their talent of assault under the mask of sympathy, that when Dolly, recovering, embraced her father tenderly, as in vindication of his goodness, Mrs Varden expressed her solemn hope that this would be a lesson to him for the remainder of his life, and that he would do some little justice to a woman's nature ever afterwards--in which aspiration Miss Miggs, by divers sniffs and coughs, more significant than the longest oration, expressed her entire concurrence.
Shortly after which oration, as they were going on a nuptial trip to Lyons, in order that Mr.
The documents are a letter to Adrian VI, the new pope; two letters to Henry VIII on the capture of King Francis of France and on war and peace; De Europae dissidiis et bello Turcico (On Conflicts in Europe and the Turkish War); a letter to Cardinal Wolsey dedicating and presenting translations of two orations by Isocrates; the two orations themselves; and a letter to John Longland, confessor to Henry VIII.
Will they push their way to the microphone, and will they send mad orations beaming outward to the American public, calling for the elimination of an entire country?
We are relay happy that our efforts like training of hepatobiliary surgery to Gyan Burman Orations has contributed not just Indian liver research but also various nations across the globe.
PSED Chief Executive Officer Zahid Bashir Goraya told the news outlet that the department would suspend the license of any school that allowed or forced children to dance at any school event."During special occasions, such as competitions, parents' day, teachers' day and even orations there was a custom of students dancing on Pakistani and Indian songs, read a notification, adding that according to government rules, dancing has been banned regardless of the occasion.
'During special occasions, such as competitions, parents day, teachers day and even orations there was a custom of students dancing on Pakistani and Indian songs, read a notification, adding that according to government rules, dancing has been banned regardless of the occasion.
Rally was led by Hyderabad district president Hanif Siddiqui and vice president Abdul Waheed Inqilabi.Addressing rally in front of press club Hanif Siddiqui deplored threats of US president Donald Trump adding that his orations against Pakistan can affect relations between two countries.
"As a result of our fear of Communism," Ellenhorn predicted, "we will allow ourselves to destroy our own liberties." The traditional image of the complacent and prosperous fifties is conspicuous by its absence in this decade's orations.
Roman philosopher Cicero made similar orations against Mark Antony following the death of Julius Caesar.
The Ministry of Endowment has tightened regulations regarding mosques after the military-backed ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi who, during his one year rule, encouraged the rising tide of political Islam by allowing the unlicensed imams to give orations in mosques.