17 Metaphors for orators

The orator was a very busy man, a charming conversationalist and by no means despised a good dinner; and, I imagine, rose without having given a thought to what he was going to say.

An orator who suggests a new view of any topic is a disturber of the digestive organs,this was very properly a matter of offence to the Aldermen who were to dine after the oration,but an orator who tampers with the language we have inherited from Shakspeare and Milton, and which we share with Tupper, was an object for deeper reprobation.

But all the orators of Greeceand Greece was the land of oratorsgave way to Demosthenes, born 385 B.C.

The orator is thereby an orator, that he keeps his feet ever on a fact.

The orator was Honorable Charles Emory Smith, of Philadelphia, ex-minister to Russia.

The great orator is necessarily an artist as much as Pascal was in his Pensées; and his fame will rest perhaps more on his art than on his matter,since the art is inimitable and peculiar, while the matter is subject to the conditions of future, unknown, progressive knowledge.

The church selected for the ceremony was S. Lorenzo; the orator appointed was Benedetto Varchi.

His Excellency señor don What's-his-Name was in their eyes, a mud-eel, and in their lingo a congrio; the illustrious orator What-do-you-call-him, who took up a sixteen-page sheet in the Congressional Record every time he spoke, was a percebe, a "barnacle on the keel of Progress"; every act of parliament struck them as a bit of balderdash, though, to hold their jobs, they praised it to the skies in their articles.

This reminds us of Cato's saying that an orator is "vir bonus dicendi peritus."

This rule of judgment is not equitable; for, as I have said, over and over, all the orators and the poets are painters, and merely painters.

This orator of ours then (for what we are looking for is not some declaimer out of a school, or some pettifogger from the forum, but a most accomplished and perfect orator), since certain topics are given to him, will run through all of them; he will use those which are suitable to his purpose according to their class; he will learn also from what source those topics proceed which are called common.

The orator, as we have seen, must be a substantial personality.

An orator who suggests a new view of any topic is a disturber of the digestive organs,this was very properly a matter of offence to the Aldermen who were to dine after the oration,but an orator who tampers with the language we have inherited from Shakspeare and Milton, and which we share with Tupper, was an object for deeper reprobation.

The orator was a New Englander, and the speech smacked loudly of Boston, but was received with much applause, and followed by a plentiful dinner, provided by and for the Sovereign People, to which Hail Columbia served as grace.

The first thing which brought him into notice as an orator was a funeral oration he pronounced on his Aunt Julia, the widow of Marius.

I am told by some one standing near me, that the orator is a monthly nurse, who used to be a somnambulist in her youth.

The great orator had been his pupil, and was evidently regarded by him as a personal friend.

17 Metaphors for  orators