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Word: recital

Definition: act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)

Sentences Containing 'recital'

Your character was unfolded in the recital which I received many months ago from Mr. Wickham.
So far each recital confirmed the other; but when she came to the will, the difference was great.
She was not sorry, however, to have the recital of them interrupted by the lady from whom they sprang.
His recital finished, the abbe reflected long and earnestly.
The worthy shipowner knew, from Penelon's recital, of the captain's brave conduct during the storm, and tried to console him.
``You will describe it to me,''replied Franz,``and the recital from your lips will make as great an impression on me as if I had witnessed it.
All this was achieved in much less time than is occupied in the recital.
Madame Danglars had listened to this recital with a sigh, a tear, or a shriek for every detail.
``And now,''said Morrel, when he had finished the first part of his recital,``now I have told you of my love and my hopes, may I inform you of my intentions?''
Then, patting the young girl on the head, he continued,``Haidee is very courageous, and she sometimes even finds consolation in the recital of her misfortunes.''
But Valentine was so weak that this recital scarcely produced the same effect it would have done had she been in her usual state of health.
But to shorten the long recital of my woes, I will pass over in silence all the artifices employed by Don Fernando for declaring his passion for me.
During my recital, she kept her eyes on Mr. Dick, who I thought would have gone to sleep but for that, and who, whensoever he lapsed into a smile, was checked by a frown from my aunt.

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