Set speech

Related to Set speech: open set speech recognition
a speech carefully prepared before it is delivered in public; a formal or methodical speech.

See also: Set

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If, I said, he makes a set speech and we make another recounting all the advantages of being just, and he answers and we rejoin, there must be a numbering and measuring of the goods which are claimed on either side, and in the end we shall want judges to decide; but if we proceed in our enquiry as we lately did, by making admissions to one another, we shall unite the offices of judge and advocate in our own persons.
She continued what seemed to be part of a set speech.
I know that you take all my words now for a set speech prepared beforehand, but maybe you will remember them after.
But I never went so far as to address set speeches to it where it lurked shyly in its corner, or drag it out from there for contemplation.
It was brave of Jeremy Corbyn to make a set speech on foreign policy because it exposes him to the suspicion that he is soft on defence and would not press the button to order a nuclear strike.
I manage to stutter out my set speech: 'I'm from the Evening Chronicle.'" ."
In a highly controversial speech, Netanyahu started his third US Congress appearance by expressing gratitude to the US and the Obama administration, thus likely trying to ease the tensions his set speech had created beforehand.
There was a set speech for would-be strike breakers and generally a member of the lodge committee - - dewi, or Iwan, or old Sion Jenkins - - delivered it, but the others were nodding at him to go ahead.
This week saw a classic example of the old style set speech when Syrian President Bashar Al Assad spoke for two hours blaming the continuing unrest in Syria on international powers trying to destabilise the country, as he vowed to crush "terrorists" with an "iron fist".
"The preservation and restoration of the architecture of Balad and old Jeddah is a valuable contribution to the culture and credibility of the city." He was also impressed with the emphasis on the interactive nature of the forum, which moved away in style from the set speech pattern of some conferences.
Macbeth crawled out from under this bridge when delivering the "Tomorrow" speech, which for once didn't sound like a famous set speech but the words of a man devastated by the loss of his wife.
Staff also complained a set speech made their job harder.