speechifying


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speech·i·fy

 (spē′chə-fī′)
intr.v. speech·i·fied, speech·i·fy·ing, speech·i·fies
To give a speech: "In Washington, cabinet secretaries pose and speechify" (Jonathan Alter).

speech′i·fi′er n.
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speechifying

(ˈspiːtʃɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
n
the act of making a speech, esp pompously and boringly
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Translations

speechifying

[ˈspiːtʃɪfaɪɪŋ] N (pej) → disertaciones fpl, prolijas peroratas fpl
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speechifying

nVolksreden pl, → Schwätzerei f
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References in classic literature ?
Be hanged to these civilians, he thought to himself, they are always for arranging and speechifying. Mr.
"You are talking and speechifying away, but tell me, would you kill the old woman /yourself/?"
"I do not understand you, husband," replied Teresa; "do as you like, and don't break my head with any more speechifying and rethoric; and if you have revolved to do what you say-"
A man always makes a fool of himself, speechifying: there's no excuse but being on the right side, so that you can ask a blessing on your humming and hawing.
Meanwhile, and pending the arrangement of the proceedings, and a fair division of the speechifying, the public in the large room were eyeing, by turns, the empty platform, and the ladies in the Music Gallery.
He has taken it into his head to play the lawyer, prince, and he practices speechifying, and is always repeating his eloquent pleadings to his children.
In the evening there is a dinner for the relations and the chief local authorities, with more health-drinking and speechifying, and the next morning, when I come downstairs thankful to have done with it, I am confronted by the altar still in its place, cake crumbs and candle-grease and all, because any hasty removal of it would imply a most lamentable want of sentiment, deplorable in anybody, but scandalous and disgusting in a tender female.
" His contact is [emailprotected]NATIONAL CENSUS: Many political leaders are just obsessed with speechifying, remarks Boniface Muindi, amused that some have been insisting on making irrelevant comments, wasting the enumerators' time during the ongoing national census.
It raises eyebrows because it swiftly calls to mind the President's numerous challenges to the public, hurled in the course of speechifying at various occasions, to look into his bank holdings and other assets and thereby upend any impertinent claim that he and his family have amassed more wealth than could be legally explained.
Try it with pals by writing or speechifying. Bring props to support your case!
Arquette is known for her heartfelt and straightforward speechifying, so her profanity doesn't come as a huge surprise.
Writer-director Hedges mostly stays away from speechifying -- other than in a few over-scripted moments -- and lets his two talented stars run the show, especially Roberts.