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Definitions of extemporaneous

  1. Without previous notes or study; as, an extemporaneous speech; offhand; sudden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Done or made with little or no preparation; offhand; speaking or spoken without notes. Extemporary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Composed, performed, or uttered extempore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Done or uttered without preparation; unpremeditated. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for extemporaneous

  1. At length the moment came when he might resolve his doubts- the discourse was concluded- the extemporaneous prayer was at an end- the congregation broke up, and Maltravers pushed his way, as well as he could, through the dense and serried crowd. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Here, for instance, is the comment of the bishops upon the request of the Puritans to be allowed occasionally to substitute extemporaneous for liturgical devotions. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
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