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The peroration was magnificent, though difficult to remember, you know.

You may parody the great statesman's peroration, and say, 'Where the King cannot enter, he can.'

"—For the defence of the country," the Judge concluded his peroration.

He felt anew what he had felt and seen, and he could not give any verve to the peroration of his sermon.

When I began to listen to the speech again Gorman had reached his peroration.

His arm remained extended aloft as if to sustain his peroration.

I can only give some few sentences taken at haphazard from the peroration.

Ravished by the vision, he proceeded to write and rewrite the peroration.

It is his notion of freedom, and at once the exordium and peroration of his eloquence.

And three shots served as peroration to this energetic answer.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin perorationem (nominative peroratio) "the ending of a speech or argument of a case," from past participle stem of perorare "argue a case to the end, bring a speech to a close," from per- "to the end" (see per) + orare "to speak, plead" (see orator).

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