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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Definitions for extempore

  1. Without premeditation or preparation; on the spur of the moment.
  2. Done or performed extempore.

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Citations for extempore
Kelso had already delivered his short paper, on Stalin and the archives, at the end of the previous day: delivered it in his trademark style--without notes, with one hand in his pocket, extempore, provocative. Robert Harris, Archangel
Ruskin's Oxford lecture series ended up as a dismaying mix of extempore ramblings and calculated farce. Valentine Cunningham, New York Times
Origin of extempore
1545-1555
Extempore is from the Latin phrase ex tempore, "out of the time," therefore "immediately, at the very time the occasion arises."