In Canning he found, or rather projected, “a genius, almost a universal one, an orator, a wit, a poet, a statesman.”
President Obama can be, if anything, overrated as an orator.
“100 Years Ago Teddy Roosevelt Got Shot in the Chest, Then Gave a Speech Anyway,” at Mental Floss Talk about an orator.
What was jarring was the orator in question—President Nicolas Maduro.
Before a crowd of thousands, Obama the orator is a performer.
His conception of the proper qualities of the orator was high and noble.
With that he was poet, troubadour, orator, as well as very eccentric and attractive.
To-day the orator has become a sublime reasoner, the shepherd of ideas.
Madden was about to answer that he didn't know, when the orator went on.
There must be no suggestion of a platform, no conscious presentation of truth for a definite end, as with the orator.
late 14c., "one who pleads or argues for a cause," from Anglo-French oratour (Modern French orateur), from Latin orator "speaker," from orare "to speak, speak before a court or assembly, pray, plead," from PIE root *or- "to pronounce a ritual formula" (cf. Sanskrit aryanti "they praise," Homeric Greek are, Attic ara "prayer," Hittite ariya- "to ask the oracle," aruwai- "to revere, worship"). Meaning "public speaker" is attested from early 15c.