Usage examples for oration

  1. On the Fourth of July the commemorative oration was delivered by the Senator, who proved himself to be more than senator by his deep, honest feeling and good taste. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  2. In that oration Dr. Gurley did not affirm that Lincoln was a Christian, a thing he would not have failed to do had it been true. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  3. The reader has by this time, I hope, read enough to justify, in every sense, Conrad's 'A corpse or two was raised, they say, last week, ' and much more of the funeral oration which I have put into his mouth. – The Saint's Tragedy by Charles Kingsley
  4. It was a French monk preaching in France who gave voice to the general enthusiasm; a French pope approved his impassioned oration; a French shout " Dieu le veut" became the crusader's war- cry. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  5. Vernon had prepared a short oration for the entrance of the liquor and while John reverently stationed a bottle at everybody's right hand, he made haste to deliver it. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  6. Demosthenes was reproved for his corruption, and selling of his eloquence: because secretly he wrote one oration for Phormio, and another in the self same manner for Apollodorus, they being both adversaries. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece by Various
  7. Critch first delivered all the French he could think of, then broke into Antony's oration, which he had learned at school the year before. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  8. And I'm going to preach its funeral oration at the factory on Monday. –  by
  9. Once,- it was the Fourth of July, more than a year after Halfdan's arrival, a number of young ladies and gentlemen, after having listened to a patriotic oration, were invited in to an informal luncheon. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  10. Let me remind you that there was a time when George Washington, who is now revered as the father of his country, was denounced as a disloyalist, when Sam Adams, who is known to us as the father of the American Revolution, was condemned as an incendiary, and Patrick Henry, who delivered that inspired and inspiring oration that aroused the colonists, was condemned as a traitor. – The Debs Decision by Scott Nearing
  11. I thought, then as always, that he was less impressive and less effective in so fully prepared an oration than when he was putting his thought into the form which immediately came to him. – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  12. Their visit which was one of unusual ceremony is thus described in the Journal: 'So at three of the clock in the afternoon, they came aboard and brought tobacco and more beads, and gave them to our master, and made an oration and showed him all the country round about. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  13. It was in February 1788 that Burke opened the vast cause in the old historic hall at Westminster, in an oration in which at points he was wound up to such a pitch of eloquence and passion that every listener, including the great criminal, held his breath in an agony of horror; that women were carried out fainting; that the speaker himself became incapable of saying another word, and the spectators of the scene began to wonder whether he would not, like the mighty Chatham, actually die in the exertion of his overwhelming powers. – Burke by John Morley
  14. This oration excited sensation all over Germany, and Ketteler was promoted, in 1849, to the Hedwigsburg Church, in Berlin, and in 1850 to the Bishopric of Mayence. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  15. The Cacique of Tulla made an oration to the Governor, wherein he excused himself, and offered him his country, subjects, and person. – A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557 by A Gentleman of Elvas
  16. The man made a long oration to us, as we could see by his gestures; and we sometimes heard his voice, but knew not one word he said. – The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe
  17. The oration, on the other hand, can be given at any time; besides, there is too small a public for so big a speech. – Lucky Pehr by August Strindberg
  18. Her all too familiar oration was interrupted by the eel- like leap of the soap. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  19. This oration, delivered with great animation and amidst constant laughter, helped to put the meeting in rather better humour, all except the Parrett's fellows, who did not enjoy it at all. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. So they took the High School Oration and put it on the Ice, and the Magnate slowly recovered and returned to his nine- course Dinners. – More Fables by George Ade