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récit

(resi)
n
a narrative; an account
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Felicity followed her and recited her selection without haste, without rest, and absolutely without any expression whatever.
I've recited so often in public I don't mind at all now.
Just to give you an idea of the immense variety of the Jungle Law, I have translated into verse (Baloo always recited them in a sort of sing-song) a few of the laws that apply to the wolves.
A man's soliloquy, and, worse still, a murdering man's soliloquy, recited by one of Miss Ladd's young ladies, before an audience of parents and guardians!
Born in poverty at Boston, January 19 1809, dying under painful circumstances at Baltimore, October 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere subsistence, his memory malignantly misrepresented by his earliest biographer, Griswold, how completely has truth at last routed falsehood and how magnificently has Poe come into his own, For "The Raven," first published in 1845, and, within a few months, read, recited and parodied wherever the English language was spoken, the half-starved poet received $10!
A few minutes afterward this chick got upon a roost and recited 'The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck' without making a single mistake.
The house was filled to suffocation; and among other pieces to be recited was a new poem by H.
Possibly I recited with a certain joyous lilt which was my own, for--his memory was good, and at a second rendering, very often the first, he made a quatrain his own--he recited the same lines and invested them with an unrest and passionate revolt that was well- nigh convincing.
In the hush which followed, our crime was recited, the death warrant read, then everybody uncovered while a priest uttered a prayer.
He looked away from me, but I recited my speech about thirty roubles, et cetera, et cetera, of which, at first, he failed to catch the meaning.
Dorothea told him that she had seen Lydgate, and recited the gist of her conversation with him about the Hospital.
To attentive ears she recited the whole length and breadth of her woes.