Usage examples for oration

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Her all too familiar oration was interrupted by the eel- like leap of the soap. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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