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used in This Side of Paradise

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


to say in detail — especially a list of things
  • One day Tom and Amory tried reciting their own and Lord Dunsany's poems to the music of Kerry's graphophone.
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (29% in)
  • "Don't recite!
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (29% in)
  • Kerry, who saw through his poetic patter to the solid, almost respectable depths within, was immensely amused and would have him recite poetry by the hour, while he lay with closed eyes on Amory's sofa and listened: "Asleep or waking is it? for her neck Kissed over close, wears yet a purple speck Wherein the pained blood falters and goes out; Soft and stung softly—fairer for a fleck...."
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (30% in)
  • The next morning he met Burne hurrying along McCosh walk after a recitation.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (33% in)
  • He had a vague recollection afterward of discussing French poetry with a British officer who was introduced to him as "Captain Corn, of his Majesty's Foot," and he remembered attempting to recite "Clair de Lune" at luncheon; then he slept in a big, soft chair until almost five o'clock when another crowd found and woke him; there followed an alcoholic dressing of several temperaments for the ordeal of dinner.
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (19% in)
  • He used to go for far walks by himself—and wander along reciting "Ulalume" to the corn-fields, and congratulating Poe for drinking himself to death in that atmosphere of smiling complacency.
    2.3 — Young Irony (7% in)
  • Instead you can recite 'Ulalume' and I'll be Psyche, your soul."
    2.3 — Young Irony (18% in)

There are no more uses of "recite" in This Side of Paradise.

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