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oration
used in Interview with the Vampire

13 uses
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Definition
giving a speech to an audience
  • Finally I built him an oratory removed from the house, and he began to spend most of every day there and often the early evening.
    Part 1 (2% in)
  • Sometimes in the evening I would go out to him and find him in the garden near the oratory, sitting absolutely composed on a stone bench there, and I'd tell him my troubles, the difficulties I had with the slaves, how I distrusted the overseer or the weather or my brokers .... all the problems that made up the length and breadth of my existence.
    Part 1 (2% in)
  • He lived in the oratory.
    Part 1 (3% in)
  • And the oratory itself was neglected.
    Part 1 (3% in)
  • Both St. Dominic and the Blessed Virgin Mary had come to him in the oratory.
    Part 1 (3% in)
  • The oratory was a mistake, I said to him; I would have it torn down at once.
    Part 1 (3% in)
  • I never wanted to see the house or the oratory again.
    Part 1 (5% in)
  • I passed my brother's oratory without so much as a thought of him, and standing among the cottonwood and oaks, I heard the night as if it were a chorus of whispering women, all beckoning me to their breasts.
    Part 1 (12% in)
  • I opened the door of my brother's oratory, shoving back the roses and thorns which had almost sealed it, and set the coffin on the stone floor before the priedieu.
    Part 1 (20% in)
  • I knew the Freniere sisters as I knew the magnificent rose trees around my brother's oratory.
    Part 1 (26% in)
  • And as for me, they'd seen me evening after evening emerge from the oratory, which was now little more than a shapeless mass of brick and vine, layered with flowering wisteria in the spring, wild roses in summer, moss gleaming on the old unpainted shutters which had never been opened, spiders spinning in the stone arches.
    Part 1 (31% in)
  • I might live in that oratory alone while this house fell to ruin.
    Part 1 (31% in)
  • Did you go back to the oratory?
    Part 1 (35% in)

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