Set speech

Related to Set speech: open set speech recognition
a speech carefully prepared before it is delivered in public; a formal or methodical speech.

See also: Set

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If, I said, he makes a set speech and we make another recounting all the advantages of being just, and he answers and we rejoin, there must be a numbering and measuring of the goods which are claimed on either side, and in the end we shall want judges to decide; but if we proceed in our enquiry as we lately did, by making admissions to one another, we shall unite the offices of judge and advocate in our own persons.
She continued what seemed to be part of a set speech.
I know that you take all my words now for a set speech prepared beforehand, but maybe you will remember them after.
It was brave of Jeremy Corbyn to make a set speech on foreign policy because it exposes him to the suspicion that he is soft on defence and would not press the button to order a nuclear strike.
In a highly controversial speech, Netanyahu started his third US Congress appearance by expressing gratitude to the US and the Obama administration, thus likely trying to ease the tensions his set speech had created beforehand.
There was a set speech for would-be strike breakers and generally a member of the lodge committee - - dewi, or Iwan, or old Sion Jenkins - - delivered it, but the others were nodding at him to go ahead.
This week saw a classic example of the old style set speech when Syrian President Bashar Al Assad spoke for two hours blaming the continuing unrest in Syria on international powers trying to destabilise the country, as he vowed to crush "terrorists" with an "iron fist".
He was also impressed with the emphasis on the interactive nature of the forum, which moved away in style from the set speech pattern of some conferences.
After several abortive exits, he mounted a shallow stage and delivered his set speech, "Let me play the fool.
Staff also complained a set speech made their job harder.
Mr Blair joked that the organisers had asked him in advance whether he was going to deliver a set speech.