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- v. To extend or offer, propose.
- v. Talk at great length; expatiate; harangue.
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- v. talk at length and formally about a topic
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On the other hand, it was more than many could tolerate that the hedge-apothecary of old should be empowered to hold forth in a pulpit.
In the afternoon, he submitted, lamb-like, to be led down to the beech-wood – that the wonderful talking-stream might hold forth to him as it did to me.
Not only did preaching officers and troopers, when they chanced to enter parish-churches, often eject the regular ministers from the pulpits, and hold forth themselves instead ” in which kind of practice Colonel Hewson and Major Axtell are reported to have been conspicuous; but the contempt for established decencies of worship had vented itself, at least in occasional instances, in very profane humours.
Thalestris was a girl for girls; but it is a thing I have found, that no woman likes to hear you hold forth about another.
As she stroked him, he tapped his moisture-studded eye patch and, with some difficulty, continued to hold forth on his favorite theme.
The temperance women were not yet organized, but they had their speakers, and I was occasionally paid five dollars to hold forth for an hour or two in the little country school-houses of our region.