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noun as in discourse

noun as in ranting

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The lyrical declamation has inspired luminaries ranging from Kurt Vonnegut to Robert Frost.

As Kenney launched into the work, a humorous declamation from Thurber, one of them interrupted with a criticism.

What Verrilli did not do is “rise” to the level of angry declamation coming at him from the other side of the bench.

The vociferous tones pierce my ears, and my heart bleeds at his meaningless declamation.

Amplification, declamation, and exaggeration were at all times the faults of the Greeks, excepting Demosthenes and Aristotle.

Cobden did the reasoning, Bright supplied the declamation, but like Demosthenes he mingled argument with appeal.

Mr. Bowman looked at me sharply for a moment, and then passed in a flash from solemn sympathy to impassioned declamation.

But this is a piece of simple and vigorous declamation; very fine, no doubt but rather rhetoric than poetry.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to declamation, such as: address, lecture, oration, speech, and tirade.

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