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oration
used in Arrowsmith

8 uses
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Definition
giving a speech to an audience
  • Leora was useful to him during his oration.
    Chapter 10 (84% in)
  • Now just between you and me and the gatepost, my vogue doesn't lie in real estate but in oratory.
    Chapter 9 (12% in)
  • He was a man who never merely talked: he either bubbled or made orations.
    Chapter 19 (11% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (48% in)
  • ...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.
    Chapter 22 (3% in)
  • At the end of his oratory Pickerbaugh telegraphed to Dr. J. C. Long, the Chicago bacteriologist.
    Chapter 22 (31% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 22 (52% in)
  • The skipper had been trained in oratory by arguments with wharfmasters, and the tourists were reassured.
    Chapter 33 (5% in)

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