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recite
used in War and Peace

9 uses
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Definition
to say or read something aloud — especially something previously memorized such as a poem

or:

to say in detail — especially a list of things
  • After giving several recitations, Mademoiselle George left, and Countess Bezukhova asked her visitors into the ballroom.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (59% in)
  • "Now for the recitation!" said Speranski on returning from his study.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (68% in)
  • "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.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (68% in)
  • 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!
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (55% in)
  • Mademoiselle George looked sternly and gloomily at the audience and began reciting some French verses describing her guilty love for her son.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (58% in)
  • 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....
    Book Nine — 1812 (74% in)
  • Recite them, recite them!" said he, evidently preparing to laugh.
    Book Ten — 1812 (62% in)
  • Recite them, recite them!" said he, evidently preparing to laugh.
    Book Ten — 1812 (62% in)
  • Kaysarov recited....
    Book Ten — 1812 (62% in)

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