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- 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.)
But - and it's a big 'but' - speechifying is very worthy, but it's nothing without the deeds.
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.
Obama has no such experience, no experience, really, in anything but speechifying, which is what community organizing is all about.
President Obama's strongest talent is not his speechifying, which is frankly a bit of a snoozeroo.
But what is often lost in all the speechifying is the ordinary soldier, and how he perceives his duties as both soldier and citizen.
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".
As "speechifying" might suggest, I don't usually follow the talking heads on TV.
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.
I suppose you realize the kind of speechifying that would be expected of you?