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  • verb Present participle of lecture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)


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  • The real skill in lecturing is how well you assemble and organize material, not how arcane, esoteric, or exhaustive it is.

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  • Two people, the exalted ruler and our -- what we call our lecturing knight, we haven't been able to contact them.

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  • They only looked interested (positive reinforcement) when he lectured on the left side of the classroom, so eventually he was practically lecturing from the far corner.

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  • New commuters who embrace the "lifestyle" are far often way to self-congratulating and hate on other forms of transportation, which turns off a lot of people to "people who ride bikes/cyclists" in general. (how many times have i heard someone get up on a soapbox about the evil of cars without having any idea about where the person they are lecturing is coming from?)

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  • I mean, I saw some Scientific American articles a while back with scientists lecturing on economics that were like a pack of economists who had never heard of Darwin lecturing to PhD biologists.

    Math and Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • We've had to bare the preaching and lecturing from the Obamas for the past several months.

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  • By now, it should be obvious to you that I need more training in lecturing before I face an audience of my own people.

    A Plea for the Canadian Northland

  • Gentlemen, - I am sure you will allow me a few moments to express my very warmest feelings of gratitude at the honour which has been conferred upon. me in lecturing before this famous Empire Club the name of which came to England and South Africa, years before I had the pleasure of stepping on Canadian soil.

    The Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route

  • A pause in lecturing, consequent upon our mid-year examinations having begun, has given me a little respite, and I am paying a three days 'visit upon an old friend here, meaning to leave for New York to-morrow, where I have a couple of lectures to give.

    Familiar Letters of William James II

  • A gentleman who is an acknowledged authority on illustration, in lecturing to a class of art students on the pros and cons of working for reproduction, said that to be a successful illustrator one must have, among other qualities, "ingenuity and invention."

    Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893


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