Definitions

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  • noun Used derisively or humorously. The act of making a speech or speeches.

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

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Examples

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

    Your Right Hand Thief

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

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

    The Weight of Expectation

  • 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.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » My Proposal on Filibuster Rules

  • 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.

    Coyote Blog » 2005 » April

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

    Roger’s Rules » Obama Gets It Right

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

    National Review Online

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

    Interested-Participant

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

    Interested-Participant

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

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