ex tempore


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Adv.1.ex tempore - without preparation; "I don't know the figures off-hand"
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Colonel Gaddafi, dressed in a brown robe embroidered with a map of Africa, spoke ex tempore with the aid of notes hand-written on a yellow legal pad.
His ex tempore lectures were followed by a series of questions, and once a Dutch South African minister shed tears of shame at the horrors of the race problem.
His last book was a series of lectures, The Elsewhere Community, spoken ex tempore for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, transcribed.