Being young and oh-so-clever, I thought it would be witty to close my oration with a quote that depended on the f-word.
The first reading should, if possible, be assigned for one lesson so that the class may read the oration at a single sitting.
Four years since, he delivered the oration on the occasion of its semi-centennial.
For discussion is one thing, and making an oration is quite another, in my humble opinion.
In ten minutes the old Indian was delivering an oration to us, squatted in resignation.
Spigot, at this moment entering to announce tea and coffee, was interrupted in his oration by Sponge demanding some brandy.
This oration should be prized, so to speak, for its "ancient simplicity."
His oration was lengthy and his eulogy spoken with evident emotion.
But why did you make your second oration so much finer than the first?
Kate had to repeat the oration a dozen times; and he said it after her, like a Sunday-school scholar, till he had it pat.
late 14c., "prayer," from Late Latin orationem (nominative oratio) "a speaking, speech, discourse; language, faculty of speech, mode of expressing; prayer," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin orare "to pray, plead, speak before an assembly" (see orator). Meaning "formal speech, discourse" first recorded c.1500.