Usage examples for oral

  1. The tradition of those days, being mainly oral, has nearly disappeared; but fragments of it remain here and there in the minds of those who, as youngsters thirty or forty years ago, were brought in contact with men, then already elderly, who had had personal experience of ships like the Washington. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  2. It is much the same in tracing the origin of every nation, for in those barbarous times men lived and died without leaving any enduring memorial of their deeds and their destinies; no monuments; no writings; just a few oral traditions, perhaps, which are speedily lost or altered. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  3. For, even apart from the reasons by which we proved that the entire book forms one closely connected whole, it is most improbable that the elders should have known, by an oral tradition, the exact time of the composition of one single discourse, which has no special date at the head of it. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  4. The first sentence in Paradise Lost contains sixteen lines, and yet the rhythm, the pauses, and the thought are so combined as to make oral reading easy and the meaning apparent. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  5. You may, indeed, give him oral instruction, and in many instances, no doubt, they are blessed to his conversion; but how utterly inadequate are they to his spiritual wants, how imperfect are they at best, and in how many thousands of cases are even these entirely wanting. – Three Prize Essays on American Slavery by R. B. Thurston A.C. Baldwin Timothy Williston
  6. Not only was the suffrage still severely restricted and the basis of representation antiquated and unfair; voting was oral and public, and only men who were qualified by the possession of property were eligible for election. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  7. He told us with evident satisfaction that, after he had given them oral instructions in the handling and use of firearms, he took them to the range to try them at shooting; and all but two of them hit the bull's eye with the first attempt. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  8. Note: " The Herd Boy and the Weaving Maiden" is retold after an oral source. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  9. 162.- When the true nature of Education is better understood, it will be found that a child may have advanced far on its path by oral instruction, before it be either necessary or desirable that he should be compelled to read for himself. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  10. Say the three hundred and fifty- three gentlemen of the District of Abbeville and Edgefield in South Carolina, who, the last year, broke up a system of oral religious instruction, which the Methodist Conference of that State had established amongst their slaves: " Intelligence and slavery have no affinity for each other." – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  11. He had examined him daily in his work, and had confidence in bearing testimony to the able and spiritual tone of all his exercises, both oral and written. – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  12. Oral instruction is the act of the living teacher in stimulating the pupil to know. – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  13. Pleadings had to be in writing and oral testimony was given by sworn witnesses. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  14. She was chiefly known in America, I believe, by oral lectures and a connection with the newspaper press, neither of them happy means of publicity. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  15. If, after hearing a lecture or oral lesson, they can answer in writing Borne simple questions carefully stated, it will be a further advance. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  16. Mr. Lindsay laughed and said- " He had better read less, and try a little general oral instruction. – Melchior's Dream and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  17. How is it possible for woman to remember all her duties, religious and secular, through mere oral instruction? – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  18. This is yet another proof to what extent the instruction of the ancients was oral, resembling in this the Mussulmans' instruction of to- day. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  19. The individual is asked to reproduce, as in an oral or written examination, what he remembers of something told him a certain time before. – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  20. In music, tone- quality is of the utmost importance, but as an element of speech rhythm it is practically non- existent, and may be wholly neglected, though it plays, of course, a prominent part in the oral reading of different persons. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum