Extempore sentence example
He was a great extempore preacher and exposed to the peril of the unconsidered "telling" phrase.
He gave instruction in the form of continuous lectures delivered extempore from brief notes.
But though painfully conscious how much his reputation as a writer was damaged by this extempore production, he was unable to resist the fatal facility of print.
On the 19th he opened parliament in a speech which, as he explained, he had to deliver extempore owing to "the treachery" of his secretary.
In Mrs John Mills's life of her husband is an account of John Bright's first extempore speech.Advertisement
According to Alcidamas, the highest aim of the orator was the power of speaking extempore on every conceivable subject.
At morning worship the service consists of a litany, scripture lessons, sermon, singing, extempore prayer.
But, generally speaking, there was no heart in preaching, sermons were unimpassioned, stilted and formal presentations of ethics and apologetics, seldom delivered extempore.
The prophets not only consoled and exhorted by the recital of what God had done and by predictions of the future, but they uttered extempore thanksgivings in the congregational assemblies, and delivered special directions, which might extend to the most minute details, as, for example, the disposal of the church funds.
Even the men and women who till the soil are capable of improvizing verse of real merit, and sometimes excel in the ancient and difficult art of composing extempore amoebean rhymes.Advertisement