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- n. The concluding section of a discourse, either written or oral, in which the orator or writer sums up and commends his topic to his audience, particularly as used in the technical sense of a component of ancient Roman oratorical delivery.
- n. A discourse or rhetorical argument in general.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final summing up and enforcement of an argument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The concluding part of an oration, in which the speaker recapitulates the principal points of his discourse or argument, and urges them with greater earnestness and force, with a view to make a deep impression on his hearers; hence, the conclusion of a speech, however constructed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
- n. a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
None of this, including Ledeen’s peroration, is what it seems.
Still, reasonably enough, he challenged Congress to do better and this and the peroration were the best parts of the speech.
Although the topic was of particular moment only in tiny Floyd County, his peroration was the finest speech I have ever heard.
But the peroration is direct and personal.] 94 Hodie, Episcope, de me proposuisti.
North, recalled the peroration of his father's reply to Hayne, and bitterly regretted that, when his eyes were turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, it had been his unhappy lot to "see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union, on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent, on a land rent with internal feuds, and drenched [as then it was] with fraternal blood."
His peroration is a very fine piece of composition.
Tottenham Court Road; take it for granted that no one really cares about Æschylus; and so, with many amusing anecdotes and some profound reflections, reach the peroration, which is that, as he had been told not to see more in Cheapside than he could get into twelve pages of the Universal Review, he had better stop.
How much you will have to say to me about the Greeks, unless you begin first to abuse me about the _Romans_; and if you begin _that_, the peroration will be a very pathetic one, in my being turned out of your doors.
In an eloquent peroration, which is not more eloquent than it is instructive,
And if we turn to the end of the seventh, and note that it alone of all the twelve has nothing that can be called a peroration, but ends in an absolutely bald and businesslike manner, we are almost forced to conclude that this is because the peroration which it once had, as the climax of the work, was unsuitable for its new position and has been wholly removed.