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How to use extemporaneous in a sentence

He must possess native talent, a clear insight of human character, agreeable address, extemporaneous powers of speech.
REFLECTIONS ON THE OPERATION OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF EDUCATION, 1853CHRISTOPHER C. ANDREWS
Inn-yards, houses without roofs, and extemporaneous enclosures at country fairs were the ready theatres of strolling players.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME XIIIJOHN LORD
There is no such thing as extemporaneous acquisition, as Webster himself said of his speech.
NULLIFICATION, SECESSION WEBSTER'S ARGUMENT AND THE KENTUCKY AND VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONSCALEB WILLIAM LORING
Thomas orchestra (which happened to be aboard) give them an extemporaneous concert.
CRUISINGS IN THE CASCADESGEORGE O. SHIELDS
The advantages of extemporaneous speaking are doubtless many.
BIOGRAPHY OF REV. HOSEA BALLOUMATURIN M. BALLOU
But they did not explain how Broderick more than held his own in extemporaneous debate with the nation's seasoned orators.
PORT O' GOLDLOUIS JOHN STELLMAN
In this extemporaneous effort, his success was as splendid as in his performance of Othello.
THE MIRROR OF TASTE, AND DRAMATIC CENSORSAMUEL JAMES ARNOLD
When I learned of my narrow escape, I trembled, for I had not prepared any train of thought for extemporaneous use.
EIGHTY YEARS AND MORE; REMINISCENCES 1815-1897ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
He was a good extemporaneous after-dinner speaker and a warm personal friend of Csar, though differing from him politically.
NYE AND RILEY'S WIT AND HUMOR (POEMS AND YARNS)BILL NYE
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTEMPORANEOUS

  • artless
  • extemporaneous
  • extemporary
  • extempore
  • instinctive
  • naive
  • natural
  • offhand
  • spontaneous
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