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  • n. Plural form of speechifying.

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Examples

  • Andres Izarra's further career as Minister of Communications & Information has, of course, been blighted by sillier controversies occasioned by hapless Pimentel who, in charge of the cookie jar at Venezolana de Television (VTV) actually decided to try to charge opposition television channels for the "privilege" of using newsworthy snippets from VTV's eternal broadcastings of President Hugo Chavez 'effusive speechifyings (from which opposition media are ignominiously excluded).

    Andres Izarra's true intent to STARVE(?) the opposition media into submission to his edict?

  • But the effect of his suave speechifyings in these quarters was largely neutralized by newspaper denunciation.

    The Titan

  • The punctilious etiquette, the wigs, the powder, the patches, the grandiloquent speechifyings, the stately bows and graceful curtsies, the prevalence -- nay, the domination -- of taste, what a business it all was!

    Haydn

  • Didn't they come down here with their organisers and their secretaries, and their meetings and their speechifyings, and start a branch of it, and teach a power of Irish for five weeks and a half! '

    The Aran Islands

  • No journeyings, speechifyings, banquets, or compliments will bring it about.

    Germany and the Germans From an American Point of View

  • And so, during the 10th, while Joan was slaving away at her plans and issuing order after order with tireless industry, the old-time consultations and arguings and speechifyings were going on among certain of the generals.

    Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc — Volume 1

  • Then the tea-drinkings at the Sunday-school, and the speechifyings there were about it, as if it at all signified what such curs as he believed!

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • Chateauroux; the sixth, to Chalons, with another portion from Avignon to Marseille; while the seventh, or Paris and Strasbourg Railway, is that of which the final opening has been recently celebrated with so much firing of guns, drinking of healths, blessing of locomotives, and speechifyings of presidents.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 452 Volume 18, New Series, August 28, 1852

  • The punctilious etiquette, the wigs, the powder, the patches, the grandiloquent speechifyings, the stately bows and graceful curtsies, the prevalence ” nay, the domination ” of taste, what a business it all was!

    Haydn

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