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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013 allocution
dictionaries ad nauseam | 14 February 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 02/14/2013 4:41:53 AM PST by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

allocution \al-uh-KYOO-shuhn\, noun
1. A formal speech, especially one of an incontrovertible or hortatory nature.
2. A pronouncement delivered by the pope to a secret consistory, especially on a matter of policy or of general importance.

Example sentences:
The little crowd, with some ironical cheers and hootings, nevertheless felt the force of Madame Fribsby's vigorous allocution, and retreated before her…
-- William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Pendennis

Towards midday, the abbé Pirard took leave of his pupils, not without first delivering a severe allocution.
-- Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Etymology:
Allocution stems from the Latin root alloquī which meant to "to speak, address." The suffix -ion forms nouns from stems, as in the words communion and opinion.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 02/14/2013 4:41:58 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden

IBTP


2 posted on 02/14/2013 4:46:35 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

The most frequent use of this word in modern English is in criminal court. When a criminal defendant pleads guilty, usually as part of a bargain with the prosecution to get a lighter sentence, the judge frequently requires him to state in open court that he committed the crime, and provide enough details on the record to demonstrate that he really is guilty. This statement is called an allocution.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 4:46:51 AM PST by Bryan
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine! Happy Valentine’s Day!


4 posted on 02/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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The Cadence and elocution of obama’s allocutions are so annoying to me that I suffer a physical reaction.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 4:51:12 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: tioga
Yes you are.
6 posted on 02/14/2013 4:51:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Bryan
We won't ask how you know this to be true. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
7 posted on 02/14/2013 4:52:19 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
You and me both. A for you.
8 posted on 02/14/2013 4:56:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thanks!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

((((HUGS))))


9 posted on 02/14/2013 4:58:09 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

How sweet! You too!


10 posted on 02/14/2013 5:00:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Happy Valentine's Day!
11 posted on 02/14/2013 5:00:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

:-)


12 posted on 02/14/2013 5:02:49 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: secret garden
allocution is why you don't have electrical appliances near the bathtub : )

i brought valentine cuppie-cakes!

13 posted on 02/14/2013 5:03:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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A+ for you. How nice!
14 posted on 02/14/2013 5:07:31 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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It is high time that the American people demand allocution from the Kenyan-in-Chief for his manifest and egregious treason!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 02/14/2013 5:11:11 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Hannity will have Dr. Ben Carson on for a whole hour long interview Friday night, after his allocution at the Prayer Breakfast. I will try to tune in. ....The man has an irrefrangible character, unlike 0's or his sidekick, Biden's........Carson did an awesome job of expostulating Obamacare and has become the darling of the right. The cacophony on the left protesting the speech, cannot refute him. The best they could do was to say it was inappropriate in the setting. I am guessing 0 and Crazy Uncle Joe won't be interdigitating with Carson and singing Kumbaya anytime soon.
16 posted on 02/14/2013 5:13:23 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

oh, yum! Can’t have them on my diet, but they look great!


17 posted on 02/14/2013 5:14:09 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Pretty! I’m off to get my car in the shop for a quick job. Back in a bit.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 5:24:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

How tasty.

Happy VD to you too.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 5:57:46 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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Here's to more scrotum!
20 posted on 02/14/2013 5:59:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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