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Definitiongiving a speech to an audience
- During the five minutes or so that Mr. Chillip devoted to the delivery of this oration, my aunt eyed him narrowly.Chapters 1-3 (26% in)
- My aunt and Mr. Dick represented the Government or the Opposition (as the case might be), and Traddles, with the assistance of Enfield's Speakers, or a volume of parliamentary orations, thundered astonishing invectives against them.Chapters 37-39 (21% in)
There are no more uses of "oration" in David Copperfield.
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