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  • v. Present participle of perorate.


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  • The countess approached the divan in the centre of the room, where Raoul was perorating.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • And then, after making mockery of real democratic values that Chavez is so busily destructing at home, he starts perorating on PDVSA and what not, including Castro.

    Those exquisite revolutionary moments: media blitz at its worst

  • Homais came out of his shop, and Mere Lefrangois, in the midst of the crowd, seemed to be perorating.

    Madame Bovary

  • And as there was no one less impatient under sentiment or poetry than madame, her feet began to agitate themselves as if Jules were perorating some of his culinary inanities before her.

    Balcony Stories

  • _Belated Orator_ (_perorating to an embarrassed stranger on a seat before him, under a muddled impression that he is addressing a spell-bound multitude_).

    Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 101, July 11, 1891

  • Did I hear our loquacious Fiddler perorating upon Life?

    First Plays

  • But at the same moment, from his inevitable position on the hearth-rug, cigar in mouth, his hands in his waistcoat pockets, Stilling was impressively perorating.

    The Choice

  • "And what, I ask you," I said perorating, "what on the face of the earth are we to do now?"

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • "Is it hares?" cried the Dublin tourist, perorating after a flight or two into the subject of poachers; "what d'ye think would happen a hare in Donegal?"

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • And we left him perorating on the steps of the hotel.

    Appearances Being Notes of Travel


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