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intransitive verbspeechifies, speechified, speechifying
1perorar informaldiscursear informal
- The characters don't so much speak as speechify, in arias out of second-rate literature.
- The good fight the bad without pausing to speechify about trade federations.
- Over the course of the campaign, though, her speechifying grew sharper, more forceful.
- Thomas' talent for speechifying at news conferences dates to her career as a reporter.
- It is full of moral speechifying and erudite detail and has a convoluted plot replete with melodramatic deaths and wonderful recoveries and coincidences.
- The Progressive Democrats gathered in Limerick last night for 36 hours of low-grade scheming, non-stop speechifying and back-slapping, commonly called the national conference.
- You can, says Mark French of Leading Authorities, a top speaking agency, make a seven-figure income from speechifying alone.
- For the second night in a row, there is little speechifying and much music.
- After the applause had died down, Hector prepared to speechify.
- Hey, I know it's Friday, and all anybody wants to do is get together with friends at the Sizzler, so I'll knock off the speechifying.
- Her speechifying was made fun of, and her black and white, self-righteous attitude grew out of her own long-running self-involvement; it was very obviously intended as a character flaw.
- In the first act, every character embodies a political position, and all but Belle herself, who's too busy scrubbing floors and nursing her baby, spend a lot of time speechifying.
- The script contains no dialogue, only speechifying; there are no characters, only stereotypes.
- And, of course, they're cutting from that dialogue to David speechifying about ‘doing the right thing.’
- It was powerful, compelling, emotional, and in sharp contrast to the prepackaged speechifying we are so accustomed to hearing from politicians.
- O'Rowe's adaptation strips the play down to its essentials and presents a spare and tight historical drama shorn of any excess speechifying and wandering.
- Besides, real people don't speechify like this.
- Obviously topical, the dialogue yields at times to the temptations of speechifying, but it is a pitfall meliorated by strong acting and direction.
- She was a caustic critic of charismatic ministers who speechify but don't mobilize.
- We have become so accustomed to speechifying and blathering that we hardly notice anymore.
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