All works of art should not be detached, but extempore performances.
In his discourses he was neither an extempore preacher, nor did he read.
They had toasts and songs over their dessert; and at the conclusion of the repast, they amused themselves by an extempore ball.
The smoked, extempore fireplace where a party cooked their fish.
He did not read his lectures, as many professors did, but would deliver them extempore.
The prayer was extempore, and roused the girls to amazed attention.
Yet I would allow also of a certain portion of extempore address, as occasion may require.
Being strollers in the streets, we delight in this extempore illumination.
As the scene was quite new, and I had just begun to be an extempore preacher, I had often many inward conflicts.
Instinct told the serpent there must be more in this than extempore envy.
1550s (adv.), 1630s (n.), from Latin phrase ex tempore "offhand, in accordance with (the needs of) the moment," literally "out of time," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + tempore, ablative of tempus (genitive temporis) "time" (see temporal). Of speaking, strictly "without preparation, without time to prepare," but now often with a sense merely of "without notes or a teleprompter."