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speech day

Brit (in schools) an annual day on which prizes are presented, speeches are made by guest speakers, etc.
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"I note with interest the school photo on page 32 which is either the last speech day at Limehurst Boys School or the first speech day at Garendon School, I can't really remember which one it was.
He kept in touch with old Huddersfield friends and his school throughout his life, presiding at several Royds Hall speech days.
As one educated in a bygone age, I was exposed to the moral homilies that distinguished speakers expounded on speech days and graduation ceremonies.
Charlotte admitted she was not always on her best behaviour as a pupil during speech days.
In a speech days before the legislation's passage, PhRMA chairman Jeffrey Kindler, who is also chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer Inc., said that "the current U.S.
televized speech days before heading to Washington to launch direct talks with
It was a place where school speech days were held, and it was the hustings at which you could listen to national politicians like Neville Chamberlain, hark to the words of writers of the stature of Charles Dickens, and be thrilled by the power of the campaigning singer Paul Robeson.
The well-established Philharmonic Hall is far more than a home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - with just a few additional bookings between for school choirs and speech days.
SUNDERLAND High School has welcomed two eminent speakers for its speech days this week.
It is the time of year for school speech days, prize giving, leavers' assemblies and other assorted celebrations.
But one cannot help but wish that Elledge had allowed himself a larger field in which to work; it sometimes feels as if the restriction of his primary focus to Harrow Speech Days forces him to make too much of too little material.
The cheeky student, who goes to Christ College, Cambridge, uses formal university dinners and speech days to take his shots.