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Usage examples for declamatory

  1. In spite of some admirable qualities, it seems as though the artist had strayed from his true path in painting these brilliant, but somewhat declamatory works, and he has since returned to a more modern and more direct painting. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
  2. Its song is almost declamatory and not at all sentimental- unless so distorted- as Niecks would have us imagine. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  3. The Odes among the Poems which we are now considering are declamatory, even violent, and yet they stir comparatively little emotion, and they do not sing. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  4. I have a warm admiration for Laodameia and for the great Ode; but if I am to tell the very truth, I find Laodameia not wholly free from something artificial, and the great Ode not wholly free from something declamatory. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  5. The interest may be said to be mainly concentrated in the orchestra, the voice part being strictly declamatory. – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey
  6. If Halfdan attempted to set them right, they at once grew excited and declamatory; their opinions were based upon conviction and a charming ignorance of facts, and they were not to be moved. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  7. The boy was in a declamatory mood. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  8. Sir, I believe,- the Master rose from his chair as he spoke, and said in a deep and solemn tone, but without any declamatory vehemence,- sir, I believe that we are at this moment in what will be recognized not many centuries hence as one of the late watches in the night of the dark ages. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. Two English actresses of great fame are especially associated with Portia- Ellen Tree, afterward Mrs. Charles Kean, and Helen Faucit, now Lady Martin; and no doubt their assumptions of the part should be marked as exceptions from the hard, didactic, declamatory, perfunctory method that has customarily characterised the Portia of the stage. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
  10. Here Lope gave a shout, and cried out in a declamatory tone, " O Platonic love! – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  11. This extraordinary pantomime finished, with a grand flourish, the burlesque personage, still standing uncovered in the pouring rain, anticipated the question upon de Sigognac's lips, and began at once the following address, in an emphatic and declamatory tone: I pray you deign to excuse, noble seignior, my having come thus to knock at the gates of your castle in person at this untimely hour, without sending a page or a courier in advance, to announce my approach in a suitable manner. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  12. With clear precision, in indignant but not declamatory eloquence, he painted the disorders of the time,- the insolent exactions of the hospitals and abbeys, the lawless violence of each petty baron, the weakness of the royal authority in restraining oppression, its terrible power in aiding the oppressor. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. He had chosen this work, he said, because the declamatory style was framed in imitation of the Eastern authors. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  14. He was constantly employed either in public speaking, and private declamatory exercises, or, at least, in writing and thinking: and, consequently, he made such a rapid progress, that he rather seemed to fly than to run. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
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