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harangue


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harangue  \Ha*rangue"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Harangued};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Haranguing}.]  [Cf.  F.  haranguer,  It  aringare.] 
  To  make  an  harangue;  to  declaim. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harangue  \Ha*rangue"\,  v.  t. 
  To  address  by  an  harangue. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harangue  \Ha*rangue"\,  n.  [F.  harangue:  cf  Sp  arenda,  It 
  aringa;  lit.,  a  speech  before  a  multitude  or  on  the  hustings, 
  It  aringo  arena,  hustings,  pulpit;  all  fr  OHG.  hring  ring, 
  anything  round,  ring  of  people,  G.  ring.  See  {Ring}.] 
  A  speech  addressed  to  a  large  public  assembly;  a  popular 
  oration;  a  loud  address  a  multitude;  in  a  bad  sense  a  noisy 
  or  pompous  speech;  declamation;  ranting. 
 
  Gray-headed  men  and  grave,  with  warriors  mixed, 
  Assemble,  and  harangues  are  heard.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  {Harangue},  {Speech},  {Oration}. 
 
  Usage:  Speech  is  generic;  an  oration  is  an  elaborate  and 
  rhetorical  speech;  an  harangue  is  a  vehement  appeal  to 
  the  passions,  or  a  noisy,  disputatious  address.  A 
  general  makes  an  harangue  to  his  troops  on  the  eve  of 
  a  battle;  a  demagogue  harangues  the  populace  on  the 
  subject  of  their  wrongs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harangue 
  n  :  bombastic  declamation  [syn:  {rant},  {ranting}] 
  v  :  deliver  a  harangue  to  address  forcefully 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HARANGUE,  n.  A  speech  by  an  opponent,  who  is  known  as  an  harrangue- 
  outang. 
 
 




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