extempore

Part of speech: adjective

Extemporaneous.

Part of speech: adverb

Without special preparation.

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Usage examples "extempore":

  1. Accustomed to dictate extempore speeches on any subject whatever to his shorthand pupils, he was quite at his ease, quite master of his faculties, and self- satisfaction seemed to stand out on his brow like genial sweat while the banal phrases poured glibly from the cavern behind his jagged teeth; and each phrase was a perfect model of provincial journalese. - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
  2. His prayers in that case are not strictly extempore. - "The Prayer Book Explained", Percival Jackson.
  3. At eight o'clock breakfast was ready; but before breakfast there was family worship, and a chapter was read from the Bible, followed by an extempore prayer from the head of the household. - "The Revolution in Tanner's Lane", Mark Rutherford.