Definition of declamation

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1. The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.
2. A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
3. Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.
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I therefore cannot believe you, Mr Barroso, when you make declamations about Europe being a champion of human rights.
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like rectitude and integrity. Balseiro lived by his ethical values, it wasn't just a shallow declamation of his. Balseiro was a man who lived by his ethical values.
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This was followed shortly afterwards by the School of Music and Declamation, a seat of learning that was run by the society until 1971, when it was relocated to its present-day home on El Ejido university campus.
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