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extemporaneousness

Definitions

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  • n. the degree or property of being extemporaneous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being extemporaneous.

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Examples

  • He read it: "Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophotal extemporaneousness of the conchyliaceous superimbrication of the Ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed by the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisodactylous aspects."

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • I seldom say a harsh word to any one, but I was not master of myself then, and I spoke right out and called him an anisodactylous plesiosaurian conchyliaceous Ornithorhyneus, and rotten to the heart with holophotal subterranean extemporaneousness.

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • "Then for the sake of the family, if you have no feeling for me, you ought at least to allow me overtime on that word extemporaneousness."

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • One day there came a note from the editor requiring me to write ten pages on this revolting text: "Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophotal extemporaneousness of the conchyliaceous superimbrication of the Ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed by the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisodactylous aspects."

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • One day there came a note from the editor requiring me to write ten pages -- on this revolting text: "Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophotal extemporaneousness of the conchyliaceous superimbrication of the Ornithorhyncus, as foreshadowed by the unintelligibility of its plesiosaurian anisodactylous aspects."

    Mark Twain's Speeches

  • I seldom say a harsh word to any one, but I was not master of myself then, and I spoke right out and called him an anisodactylous plesiosaurian conchyliaceous Ornithorhyncus, and rotten to the heart with holoaophotal subterranean extemporaneousness.

    Mark Twain's Speeches

  • There is also a great deal in that self-possessed extemporaneousness which a man carries in his pocket on a sheet of paper.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O

  • Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer October 5, at the age of 56, was known for being a visionary, but Jobs' extemporaneousness answer to a random question about Apple's future on this clip is jaw-dropping.

    Forbes.com: News

  • He read it: "Considerations concerning the alleged subterranean holophotal extemporaneousness of the conchyliaceous superimbrication of the

    Mark Twain's Speeches

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