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  • The style of preaching he had chosen was the extemporaneous, which was held little short of the miraculous in rural parishes like King’s Lorton.
  • …to do with him at school as you can, my lad," he said to Tom; and the command was obeyed the more easily because Mr. Sterling by this time had two additional pupils; for though this gentleman’s rise in the world was not of that meteor-like rapidity which the admirers of his extemporaneous eloquence had expected for a preacher whose voice demanded so wide a sphere, he had yet enough of growing prosperity to enable him to increase his expenditure in continued disproportion to his income.

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  • She gave an extemporaneous talk on picking a college.
  • As soon as classes ended in the spring of 1989, Chris took his Datsun on another prolonged, extemporaneous road trip.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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