from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to prayer in church service.


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  • Father Mike, P.P., my orational dominican and confessor doctor,

    Finnegans Wake

  • It is doubtful if Canada ever had a public speaker who with so little personal makeup for the part could so wonderfully deliver himself in orational speeches on any topic of nations, commonwealths and empires.

    The Masques of Ottawa

  • The Generals Triumph and Sages dissertation, end like the Humble Labours of the Smith or plowman in a dinner or a sleep, Let this plead my excuse when I frequently call of your attention from weighty orational objects to the petty concernsof of domestick Life, I hawe been trying to dispose of the Stock on Hand, but no purchaser appears,

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 1 May 1789


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