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used in A Lesson Before Dying

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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
  • Odessa Freeman's Twas the Night before Christmas followed, and it was more than a simple recitation; it was a dramatic performance.
    Chapter 19 (60% in)
recitation = saying from memory

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • After the Pledge of Allegiance in the yard and the recitation of Bible verses inside the church, I would send a student back outside to look out for the superintendent.
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
  • AFTER THE STUDENTS had recited their Bible verses, and before classes began, I told them that there would be no recess period for them today, and that I would let them go home for dinner at eleven o'clock, because I wanted them all back at school no later than a quarter to twelve.
    Chapter 31 (0% in)

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