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  • n. Plural form of recitation.


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  • It's a very conservative place, where Shajarian sang recitations from the Koran as a child.

    Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Protest Through Poetry

  • He knew that in Japanese recitations the most terrifying scene came when the villain, having knocked the hero down, takes off his zori and ceremoniously strikes the fallen hero, for then men like Kamejiro gasped, knowing that only death could avenge this ultimate insult.


  • His early spoken-word recitations, delivered with a surfeit of style and political weight, were instrumental in seeding the ground for hip-hop, and his ideas—particularly those laced throughout "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," a song-poem recorded in 1970—continue to linger.

    Go Back to Those Gold Sounds

  • We have only to recall recitations from the platform or before the curtain of some of Mr Kipling's popular poetry to realise, sometimes a little painfully, that verse is for him not a threshold of the authentic Hall of Song, but, too often, a door out of reality into the sentimental and overwrought.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • We have only to recall recitations from the platform or before the curtain of some of

    Rudyard Kipling

  • With him our recitations were a perpetual contest of our wits against his; he showed us the shallowness of our acquisitions, and dissected mercilessly both textbook and the responses to the questions which he had drawn from it, admitting nothing and pushing the pupil perpetually into the deeper water as soon as he began to think his foot had touched firm land.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • There were few lectures in the college course, and the recitations were a mere routine.

    Cambridge Sketches

  • The saddest songs I listen to on a regular basis are Merle Haggard's spoken word recitations of "The Funeral" and "Doc Brown" off the excellent "Let Me Tell You About A Song" album.

    The 9513

  • Because the Old Testament's lurid tales of a furious god form a background to Jesus '"good news," to Mohammed's "recitations," to the Jewish ethical sense, those bloody tales still retain an extraordinary mythic power, last demonstrated in full force by Milton.

    Paradise Regained

  • Word-for-word recitations of Bill Cosby’s trip to the dentist or George Carlin’s routine about there being no blue food were not the way to attract other little girls.

    Best Friends Forever


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