Now just between you and me and the gatepost, my vogue doesn’t lie in real estate but in oratory.
He was a man who never merely talked: he either bubbled or made orations.
But since I’ve gone and given an imitation of him—I suppose it was probably disloyal— I must say I’m not very fond of oratory that’s so full of energy it hasn’t any room for facts.
(The ship’s surgeon was wondering, the while, how you disinfected mail—let’s see—sulfur burning in the presence of moisture, wasn’t it?) The skipper had been trained in oratory by arguments with wharfmasters, and the tourists were reassured.
…a correspondent of many of the nickel-plated Great Men whose pictures and sonorous aphorisms appeared in the magazines: the advertising men who wrote little books about Pep and Optimism, the editor of the magazine which told clerks how to become Goethes and Stonewall Jacksons by studying correspondence-courses and never touching the manhood-rotting beer, and the cornfield sage who was equally an authority on finance, peace, biology, editing, Peruvian ethnology, and making oratory pay.
He immediately drowned out even his daughters by an oration on the Home Nest: "Here you’ve got an illustration of Health in the Home.
It’s simply that I owe my city the most scrupulous performance of duty in safeguarding it against disease, and the most fearless enforcement—" At the end of his oratory Pickerbaugh telegraphed to Dr. J. C. Long, the Chicago bacteriologist.
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he delivered an oration on the decline of family values
[A burlesque oration in mock Puerto Rican accent.]
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