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  • n. Plural form of peroration.

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Examples

  • I discovered a lovely weblog today called The perorations of Lady Bracknell (link at end of this post).

    Humour

  • Over and over again I'd hear these perorations from certain Jewish circles arguing that there is no difference between Fatah and Hamas, or between Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Maashal.

    Abraham H. Foxman: Abu Mazen: Man of Peace?

  • She and Ashley have a long anguished discussion about how they can club together and buy one for her, in which Ashley makes detailed perorations on the merits of Mumbai's public transportation system, while his mother insists that her daughter must have a "scooty" because all of her friends have their own means of "personal conveyance".

    When will Bollywood offer a realistic portrayal of relationships?

  • But a decade later he was appearing regularly on television chat shows, introducing Tales of the Unexpected, and entertaining sales representatives, master carvers, medical foundations and university debating societies with subversive and risqué perorations.

    Storyteller

  • Even Richmond Hobson, whose perorations against the “Great Destroyer” had started the Eighteenth Amendment on its way back in 1914, quit the dry movement altogether.

    LAST CALL

  • When she did try something fancy, it backfired — Gustavus (Frank Loprado), shot by his best friend, Renato (Mark Delavan), was dying, cradled by Oscar (Kathleen Kim), his adoring page, but he kept trying to get up to sing more perorations, and was finally heaved into a throne to expire.

    Productions Better Heard Than Seen

  • He closed with one of the greatest perorations of his presidency:

    TEAR DOWN THIS WALL

  • Times mines its data to identify words that readers find abstruse If The New York Times ever strikes you as an abstruse glut of antediluvian perorations, if the ...

    N.Y. Times mines its data to identify words that readers find abstruse » Nieman Journalism Lab

  • If The New York Times ever strikes you as an abstruse glut of antediluvian perorations, if the newspaper

    N.Y. Times mines its data to identify words that readers find abstruse » Nieman Journalism Lab

  • They trumpeted their moral superiority with all the subtlety of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on crack during the Clinton administration, and we were treated to unrelenting calls for the Rule of Law and Accountability by the thundering perorations of William Bennett, Newt Gingrich, Pat Robertson, Tom DeLay, and Jerry Falwell.

    Why It Matters

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