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of or relating to the art of public speaking

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(used of style of speaking) overly embellished

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To be fair, the coin my wife had placed in my mouth would've kept me from keeping up a conversation with the desired elocutionary clarity.
Likewise, the few authors who pointed at breathing as the main justification of stops, used syntactic and semantic principles in their definitions (Miege 1688, Hodges 1653: 42) so that only a limited number of them stuck just to breathing or elocutionary reasons (Coote 1597, Daines 1640, Mather 1685, Hawkins 1692).
Noting the somewhat forgotten importance of ThelwalTs elocutionary theory, practice, and strategies takes us back to the influence he may have had on some of his more famous contemporaries.
Rather than proffering the concept of rhetoric as "a bag of elocutionary techniques and propagandistic protocols", Nichols instead argues for the following remarks: (rhetoric is) "embodied, impassioned, situated and purposeful.
Each meeting also had a "special feature" that was the evening's main attraction, such as a lecture, an authorial reading, an elocutionary recitation, or the staging or reading of a one-act play.
Jamison now engages in a bit of reconstructive history, for her made more certain by the elegant argument that has led up to it: the function, imbued with such power, of the Vedic poet could not possibly have vanished with the Vedic sacrificial cult (as the words of the Veda were being transformed into fixed mantras, forever frozen, where elocutionary novelty was the worst of dangers):
In his retort to Faust's distrust of words that do not have their source in one's feelings, Wagner, who is keen on improving his elocutionary skills, extols the virtue of looking to former times for guidance.
Thus, the elocutionary movement blended together rhetoric and science, passionate utterances and rational discourse, in an effort to construct what I will call a grammar of the passions.
Analyzing outcomes and methods of oral interviews designed to assess speaking proficiency in second-language learners, Brown (educational assessment, Ministry of Higher Education, United Arab Emirates) investigates whether the outcomes from one interviewer to another might be influenced by problems such as an inconsistency of questions, a lack of equivalence of different sets of questions in terms of elocutionary acts, and variation in content selection.
As a lecturer he was not simply a performer following the rules of his elocutionary art.
As in Emerson's "Self-Reliance," where the burden of speech is precisely the burden of speaking oneself into existence (the un-self-reliant individual, Emerson complains, "dares not say, 'I think,' 'I am'" in an elocutionary gesture of auto-genesis akin to "I am that am"), Invisible Man invests the public words of its protagonist with the capacity to re-substantiate the self whose existence other selves have effaced.
I was so occupied with 'relating' and responding to the peppery prose that I missed the careful clues and warnings, especially those thrown off from Joanna's elocutionary exercises, snippets of poetry which ripple through the book like propitiating music.
For all the shrillness of some American accents--notably the New York whine--American adults do usually avoid Australians' characteristic elocutionary vices: mumbling; adenoids; an endless flow of obscenities, such a flow being largely confined in America to blacks and to teenaged whites; above all, that vile querulous upward glide by which millions of otherwise educated Australians will habitually finish a phrase.
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Though Keck does not use the categories of speech act theory, he argues in effect for the necessity of accounting for the elocutionary and perlocutionary dimensions of Jesus' speech acts, rather than distilling out something solely from the locutionary dimension.