What does the word extempore mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Arnold Bennett
  2. His prayers in that case are not strictly extempore. – The Prayer Book Explained by 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 by Mark Rutherford
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