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  • He was a jolly man, given to oratory and to chumminess with the arts.
  • W. F. PEET author of the Shortcut Course in Public-Speaking, is easily the foremost figure in practical literature, psychology & oratory.
  • It was only when they attacked the sacred purse that he was frightened into fury, but then, being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue.
  • His reputation for oratory established, at the dinner of the Zenith Real Estate Board he made the Annual Address.
  • Of course you’ve all read about his speeches and oratory in the papers—and the boy’s good-looking, too, eh?
  • The evenings of oratory and committees and lodges stimulated him like brandy, but every morning he was sandy-tongued.
  • He lost the accumulated weariness of business—worry and expansive oratory; he felt young and potential.
  • He was a thin, rustic-faced young man with gold spectacles and a bang of dull brown hair, but when he hurled himself into oratory he glowed with power.
  • His friends had always congratulated him on his oratory, but in their praise was doubt, for even in speeches advertising the city there was something highbrow and degenerate, like writing poetry.
  • His convention paper had given him the beginning of a reputation for oratory, so the Republican-Democratic Central Committee sent him to the Seventh Ward and South Zenith, to address small audiences of workmen and clerks, and wives uneasy with their new votes.
  • What do you know about my reputation for oratory?
  • To be the "livest" of them was as much his ambition now as it had been to excel at making money, at playing golf, at motor-driving, at oratory, at climbing to the McKelvey set.
  • In the long run they’re bound to respect a man who makes them think, and with your reputation for oratory you—"

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  • he delivered an oration on the decline of family values
  • [A burlesque oration in mock Puerto Rican accent.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story

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