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ORATOR, practice. A good man, skillful in speaking well, and who employs a perfect eloquence to defend causes either public or private. Dupin, Profession d'Avocat, tom. 1, p. 19..
     2. In chancery, the party who files a bill calls himself in those pleadings your orator. Among the Romans, advocates were called orators. Code, 1, 8, 33, 1.

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For all their wonderful oratorial heights--Foot, his voice rising in majestic cadences, telling the Labour party conference about the pending triumph of democratic socialism, Benn heralding the imminent collapse of capitalism, Arthur Scargill banging the podium at the time of the miners strike in 1984--Socialism proved to be on the wrong side of history.
Meanwhile, sharing the same stage in Kawardha, Advani praised Bharti for her oratorial skills.
H e w a s often mocked for his scruffy appea ranc e but in his prime, he was known for sparkling oratorial skills and a commitment to traditional left-wing ideals.
They may not share the oratorial skills of Barack Obama but they need to convince us they share his dream - for change we can believe in.