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oration

an academic exercise or contest in public speaking
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Grand will deliver an oration on the Fourth of July, and Mr.
When Mrs Deborah, putting on the gravity of a judge, with somewhat more than his austerity, began an oration with the words, "You audacious strumpet
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.
This oration from a gruff volunteer in the back-ground, not previously suspected of any powers in that way, was received with three loud cheers; and the speaker became a distinguished character for ever afterwards.
Pickwick's oration upon this occasion, together with the debate thereon, is entered on the Transactions of the Club.
Having delivered this oration with a great many waves and flourishes of the hand, Mr Swiveller abruptly thrust the head of his cane into his mouth as if to prevent himself from impairing the effect of his speech by adding one other word.
Further I will study the composition of the cycle of the five theological orations arguing that they are written as a coherent whole.
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.
The volume under review is composed of a select set of Fatimid-period orations (sg.
The powerful party hierarchies Mouth perfect orations, which can sway the feeble minded And earn standing ovations.