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noun as in speaker

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Born into slavery around 1819, the renowned abolitionist worked the fields of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and docks of Baltimore before escaping to freedom in New York where he emerged as a famed orator, writer, and publisher.

Lincoln wanted to know what the other great orator thought about his speech.

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The traumatized population of Paris, egged on by political orators, were ready to explode.

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His father, Mario Cuomo, a gifted orator and thinker who was talked about as a future presidential candidate until he blinked unexpectedly at a moment when he was prepared to announce his candidacy, served three terms as governor.

Marten is a gifted and eternally optimistic orator who can spellbound audiences talking about the promise of education.

But the Roman orator Cicero felt that Calgacus and the peoples vanquished by Rome were missing a broader point.

In Canning he found, or rather projected, “a genius, almost a universal one, an orator, a wit, a poet, a statesman.”

What was jarring was the orator in question—President Nicolas Maduro.

They have never sat in a large lecture hall with a spellbinding orator.

Obama is unique in that before his presidency, he was an accomplished writer, and he is rightly known as an inspiring orator.

The voice of the orator peculiarly should be free from studied effects, and responsive to motive.

Frantic applause, several times repeated, which drowned the voice of the orator.

Both of the orator's hands swung upward and outward, and he looked intently at the ceiling.

Samuel Badcock, an English divine and writer, died; admired as a pulpit orator and a man of literary talent.

Charles Montague, earl Halifax, died; an eminent English statesman, orator and poet.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to orator, such as: lecturer, preacher, public speaker, lector, reciter, and rhetorician.

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