from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of speechify.
  • n. The art of making speeches; rhetoric or oratory.
  • n. The act of speaking, especially at excessive length.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making a speech or speeches.


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  • (And I actually agree with you a little bit -- his speechifying is a bit overrated.)

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  • But - and it's a big 'but' - speechifying is very worthy, but it's nothing without the deeds.

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  • Indeed, even the students at Princeton would be hard-pressed to argue against such a reform of the filibuster, since extended speechifying is precisely the means they have used to make their point.

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  • Obama has no such experience, no experience, really, in anything but speechifying, which is what community organizing is all about.

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  • President Obama's strongest talent is not his speechifying, which is frankly a bit of a snoozeroo.

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  • But what is often lost in all the speechifying is the ordinary soldier, and how he perceives his duties as both soldier and citizen.

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  • The repubs have asked the same 5 questions over and over and over again, 2nd amendment, abortion, wise latina, would she follow the constitution, and lastly just Lindsey Graham "speechifying".

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  • As "speechifying" might suggest, I don't usually follow the talking heads on TV.

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  • Possibly the most charming moment in his speech castigating the powers-that-be for destroying so many communities was when he confessed that this kind of speechifying in public still made him nervous.

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  • I suppose you realize the kind of speechifying that would be expected of you?

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