Elocution sentence example
I need more training in order to improve my elocution.
He possessed some oratorical ability and adopted a very theatrical style of elocution.
My elocution was greatly improved after I finished my public speaking course.
He was a student at the Harvard law school from 1837 to 1840, and from January 1839 to February 1840 he was also an instructor in elocution in the college.
With a patience foreign to his impulsive nature, he submitted to minute drill in elocution, and became a fluent extemporaneous speaker.Advertisement
It is often easy to spot scams from the questionable elocution of those involved.
There was magic in his elocution.
At about twelve years of age he was sent to the school of St Mary de Crypt, Gloucester, where he developed some skill in elocution and a taste for reading plays, a circumstance which probably had considerable influence on his subsequent career.
It was obvious from his poor elocution that he had never been taught how to speak in public.
His favorable elocution won him the respect of many.Advertisement
The little child's elocution of the language was both confusing and endearing.
Prince Vasili himself, famed for his elocution, was to read it.
The actor's elocution was so impressive that the audience was mesmerized by him.
Mary's wonderful elocution earned her the position of guest speaker for the event.
He was not a diligent scholar, but at the grammar school of Hull his skill in elocution attracted the attention of the master.Advertisement
Do not be afraid to take elocution lessons if needed. or to consult with a more experienced preacher regarding style and presentation.
The elocution of immigrants is sometimes hard to understand.
The best-known specimen of Pitt's eloquence, his reply to the sneers of Horatio Walpole at his youth and declamatory manner,which has found a place in somanyhandbooks of elocution, is evidently, in form at least, the work, not of Pitt, but of Dr Johnson, who furnished the report to the Gentleman's Magazine.
His particular admiration among the college professors was the stately rhetorician, Edward Everett; and this predilection had much to do with his early ambition to be a professor of rhetoric and elocution.
At the same time his love of the marvellous found gratification in the wonders of the Arabian Nights, and it is further characteristically related of him that he used to carry continually in his waistcoat pocket a miniature copy of Ossian, passages from which he frequently recited with "sonorous elocution and vehement gesticulation."Advertisement
He possessed some oratorical ability and adopted a very theatrical style of elocution, "tuning his voice and balancing his hands"; and his addresses were a strange medley of solemnity and buffoonery, of clever wit and the wildest absurdity, of able and original disquisition and the worst artifices of the oratorical charlatan.
It is the seat of Fort Worth University (coeducational), a Methodist Episcopal institution, which was established as the Texas Wesleyan College in 1881, received its present name in 1889, comprises an academy, a college of liberal arts and sciences, a conservatory of music, a law school, a medical school, a school of commerce, and a department of oratory and elocution, and in 1907 had 802 students; the Polytechnic College (coeducational; Methodist Episcopal, South), which was established in 1890, has preparatory, collegiate, normal, commercial, and fine arts departments and a summer school, and in 1906 had 12 instructors and (altogether) 696 students; the Texas masonic manual training school; a kindergarten training school; St Andrews school (Protestant Episcopal), and St Ignatius Academy (Roman Catholic).