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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of perorate.


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  • One of the key instigators of the Microsoft case, Silicon Valley attorney Gary Reback, famously perorated that Microsoft had become a "threat to the underpinnings of a free society."

    The Trustbusters' Last Meal Ticket

  • 'Coffee, two minute,' he perorated, and crept out of the door.

    A Rude Awakening

  • As they seated themselves at table Brahms, who had been in a brown study, suddenly proffered the company an extemporaneous criticism of Ivan's music, which he tore into miscroscopic bits, and flung upon the winds of sarcasm; after which he perorated elaborately upon his own power and the perfect academic accuracy of his style.

    The Genius

  • Then, raising his stick in the air, The Other Man perorated:

    Across China on Foot

  • I kept hammering away -- preaching to my little congregation of fifteen or twenty thousand readers every Sunday, as I now do to ten times that many a month -- until finally the Ministerial Association met, perorated, whereased, resoluted and wound up by practically demanding of the proprietor of the Express that I be either muzzled or fired.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • No Epworth Leaguers or Christian Endeavorers whereased, resoluted or perorated until their tongues were worn to a frazzle, trying to "preserve the honor of our ger-rate and gal-orious State by suppressing feather-pillow pugilism."

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • He still perorated, still posed like a shop-walker, still behaved like a puppet, with its pulling strings in plainest evidence.

    In the Mist of the Mountains

  • "Who are you," he perorated, "and what am I, that I should put my neck into the rope at your bidding?"

    Which Make Men Remember

  • On or near the sites of the famous Feuillants and Jacobins he now laid down splendid thoroughfares; and where the constitutionals or reds a decade previously had perorated and fought, the fashionable world of Paris now rolled in gilded cabriolets along streets whose names recalled the

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 1 of 2)

  • When Frederica perorated, and this remark partook of the nature of peroration, it was as though she took a header into deep water.

    Mount Music


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