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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of declaim.

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Examples

  • Of late an act of Parliament has passed declaratory of their full right to one as well as the other, in matter of libel; and the bill having been brought in by a popular gentleman, many of his party have in most extravagant terms declaimed on the wonderful acquisition to the liberty of the press.

    Life of Johnson

  • Of late an act of Parliament has passed declaratory of their full right to one as well as the other, in matter of libel; and the bill having been brought in by a popular gentleman, many of his party have in most extravagant terms declaimed on the wonderful acquisition to the liberty of the press.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 3 1776-1780

  • One can fancy the whole passage spoken by an orator; indeed it is difficult to resist the illusion that it was "declaimed" before it was written.

    Studies in Early Victorian Literature

  • "Doesn't matter if he's in a wheelchair!" declaimed Officer Too Bad.

    John Marshall: Sane-dinista!

  • "Doesn't matter if he's in a wheelchair!" declaimed Officer Too Bad.

    John Marshall: Sane-dinista!

  • The depth of feeling that burns inside bin Laden about his holy war could be seen during the January 10, 2001, wedding ceremony of his son Muhammad, where one of his youngest sons, then aged eight, made a short speech captured on video in which he declaimed, I stand for a jihad against the infidels today and shall do so until eternity.

    The Longest War

  • The hundreds of guests at the marriage feast cheered him on with chants of “Allah Akbar!” as he declaimed his poem, a performance that was videotaped for Al Jazeera by Zaidan.

    The Longest War

  • It must be thus, as Ayers declaimed in a 2006 speech in Venezuela, because “capitalism promotes racism and militarism—turning people into consumers, not citizens.”

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Claude Debussy Paris, France, 1902This sensuous, Symbolist tragedy in 12 tableaux marks a radical departure: instead of arias and set pieces, the text is declaimed, inspired by Wagner, over an ever-moving orchestration.

    Top 50 operas

  • “They would know that licensing—a requirement of prior approval—'is but weaknes and cowardise in the wars of Truth,'” he declaimed, warming to his topic.

    When Puppet Shows Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Puppet Shows

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