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  • n. Plural form of oration.


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  • Here were no encomiums of her in orations, nor poems inscribed to her memory; but the widows showed the coats and garments which she made for them, and bestowed upon them while she was with them.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Forensic orations, that is, those carrying no honor, were assigned to

    History of the University of North Carolina. Volume I: From its Beginning to the Death of President Swain, 1789-1868

  • There are extant seven so-called orations about Verres, of which the two first apply to the manner in which the case should be brought before the courts.

    The Life of Cicero

  • Once more he trembled as he rose to make his commencement speech, but slowly, as he went on, his voice grew steady and his manner calmer, for, lad as he was, and tyro at "orations," he was in earnest.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873

  • Rabirius was defended by Cicero in one of his orations, which is extant.] [Footnote 497: The Sigillaria was a street in Rome, where a fair was held after the Saturnalia, which lasted seven days; and toys, consisting of little images and dolls, which gave their name to the street and festival, were sold.

    De vita Caesarum

  • "orations," carefully memorized, and an occasional Fourth of July speech, which might have been better for more memorizing.

    Heart's Desire

  • No black comedian of the postwar period was more popular than Moms Mabley, whose orations on sex and soul food brought hundreds of thousands of black patrons to theaters across the country.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Even at that young age I could see that as he delivered his orations—alternately somber and rousing—he was completely imbued with inner light, inner fire.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • It starts off with a satirical learned encomium after the manner of the Greek satirist Lucian; it then takes a darker tone in a series of orations, as Folly praises self-deception and madness and moves to a satirical examination of pious but superstitious abuses of Catholic doctrine and corrupt practices in parts of the Roman Catholic Church — to which Erasmus was ever faithful — and the folly of pedants (including Erasmus himself).

    Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World

  • I knew the piece was going to be about a difficult thing, orations, but it would also be about ideas, about the passage of time, about the abyss - being on the verge of a war.

    In the studio with Bill T. Jones


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