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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEECHES

Certainly, it will be something admirable if his cures are as wonderful as his speeches.

There were about forty speeches delivered, and not one of them was average or ordinary.

The speeches were not of the description to be given in full in the morning papers.

We ought to get up a dinner and have speeches and things like that.

Once or twice she delighted him by faintly smiling a response to his speeches.

What I say in respect to the speeches always is, "Give it mouth."

I wish I could recollect some of the speeches made on that occasion.

"Let the old men make their speeches," he said aloud as if he were addressing a conference.

His memory of his own voice, calculated but inspired, as he'd heard it on play-backs of his own speeches.

The exercises will consist of songs and music and a goodly array of speeches.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English spæc "act of speaking, manner of speaking, formal utterance," variant of spræc, related to sprecan, specan "to speak" (see speak), from Proto-Germanic *sprækijo (cf. German Sprache "speech"). The spr- forms were extinct in English by 1200. Meaning "address delivered to an audience" first recorded 1580s. Speechify "talk in a pompous, pontifical way" first recorded 1723.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.