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Word: peroration

Definition: conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length


Sentences Containing 'peroration'

He said, with exceeding gravity, 'Pardon me,' and proceeded, with a mixture of the lowest spirits and the most intense enjoyment, to the peroration of his letter.
King uses voice merging in his peroration when he references the secular hymn America.
Powell's peroration of the speech gave rise to its popular title.
That, Mr. Lorry,''said Mr. Cruncher, wiping his forehead with his arm, as an announcement that he had arrived at the peroration of his discourse,``is wot I would respectfully offer to you, sir.
Toward the end of the speech, King departed from his prepared text for a partly improvised peroration on the theme "I have a dream", prompted by Mahalia Jackson's cry: "Tell them about the dream, Martin!"

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