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How to use elocution in a sentence

And hand-painting it allus seemed to me, is really elocution in oils; for a be-yutiful picture is a silent talker.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Long lectures may be given upon elocution, but the advice can be condensed into two directions.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
The Speaker's speech was far from any oratory, but was as plain (though good matter) as any thing could be, and void of elocution.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
His rhetoric was set forth with an ear-piercing elocution, and a voice that sometimes crashed like cannon.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The most remarkable for manners, appearance, and elocution are sent out to dress heads; and they come back tired to death.
UNCONSCIOUS COMEDIANSHONORE DE BALZAC
I had not seen Francis Ardry since the day I had seen him taking lessons in elocution.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
There was no oratory about it, in the ordinary sense of that word; no graces of elocution.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRYJAMES PARTON
Several female teachers of elocution in our midst prove that this is gradually perceived.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
Neither Holyday nor Stapylton have imitated Juvenal in the poetical part of him—his diction and his elocution.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
I fought and fought with the directress, a teacher of elocution, who tried to make me mouth my words in the old style.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ELOCUTION

  • address
  • balderdash
  • big talk
  • bombast
  • composition
  • discourse
  • elocution
  • eloquence
  • flowery language
  • fustian
  • grandiloquence
  • hot air
  • hyperbole
  • magniloquence
  • oration
  • oratory
  • pomposity
  • rant
  • verbosity
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