Lafontaine had conviction and self-assurance, but his elocution was very bad for poetry.
I told her I was about to lecture and was on my way to take lessons in elocution.
I'll furnish the elocution if you'll bring the bombs and guns!
I had not seen Francis Ardry since the day I had seen him taking lessons in elocution.
There was no oratory about it, in the ordinary sense ...