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extemporaneous
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
done with little or no preparation or planning
  • 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.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (10% in)
  • ...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.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Golden Gates Are Passed (16% in)

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