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recite
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War and Peace
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  • After giving several recitations, Mademoiselle George left, and Countess Bezukhova asked her visitors into the ballroom.
  • "Now for the recitation!" said Speranski on returning from his study.
  • Mademoiselle George looked sternly and gloomily at the audience and began reciting some French verses describing her guilty love for her son.
  • Kaysarov recited….
  • Mademoiselle George will recite at my house tonight and there’ll be some people, and if you don’t bring your lovely girls—who are prettier than Mademoiselle George—I won’t know you!
  • "A wonderful talent!" he said to Prince Andrew, and Magnitski immediately assumed a pose and began reciting some humorous verses in French which he had composed about various well-known Petersburg people.
  • The deacon came out onto the raised space before the altar screen and, holding his thumb extended, drew his long hair from under his dalmatic and, making the sign of the cross on his breast, began in a loud and solemn voice to recite the words of the prayer….
  • Recite them, recite them!" said he, evidently preparing to laugh.
  • Recite them, recite them!" said he, evidently preparing to laugh.

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  • She recited a poem.
  • The children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

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