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- v. To do something, particularly to perform or speak, without prior planning or thought; to act in an impromptu manner; to improvise.
- v. To do something in a makeshift way.
- v. To make or create extempore.
- v. (music) To compose extemporaneously or improvise.
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- v. perform without preparation
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Žižek, though, regards the idea of a central thesis in much the same way that the great jazz saxophonist John Coltrane regarded a melody – as something to riff off, extemporise on, and return to only when all associated sub-themes have been exhausted.
As so often in our institutional history, the right answer was to extemporise judiciously.
Now when I heard this, O Commander of the Faithful, great concern get hold of me and I was beyond measure troubled, and behold, I heard a Voice from behind me extemporise these couplets,
In a word, Themistocles, by natural power of mind and with the least preparation, was of all men the best able to extemporise the right thing to be done.
I am sure you will have a personal acqaintance who will give you the bare bones of the joke, and you can extemporise from there.
Was she an helpmeet for a black-letter man, who talked with the Fathers in his daily walks, could extemporise Latin hexameters, and dream in Greek.
Hornblower forced himself to extemporise some casual sentence which may or may not have been relevant.
In the early hours of the morning the young officer awoke, and running through his head was a melody which, in his semi-drunken state the evening before, he had been attempting to extemporise.
She could repeat prayers and extemporise them as of old, but there was no more satisfaction in the effort than in asking a favour of an empty room.
Dismayed by this reflection, he took his hands from the keyboard and, turning to Mozart, said, 'Will you give me a theme on which to extemporise?'
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