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Definition of Exordium

  • A beginning; an introduction; especially, the introductory part of a discourse or written composition, which prepares the audience for the main subject; the opening part of an oration.
  • (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse

How to use exordium in a sentence. Exordium pronunciation.

The proprietors have combined the capital and labor hinted at in my exordium.
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The answer was very simple, but the exordium was sublime.
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Now, my friends, this manner of opening a story is what the man who taught rhetoric would call a hex-hex-' 'Exordium,' said I. 'Just so,' said the postilion; 'I treated you to a per-per-peroration some time ago, so that I have contrived to put the cart before the horse, as the Irish orators frequently do in the honourable House, in whose speeches, especially those who have taken lessons in rhetoric, the per-per-what's the word?-frequently goes before the exordium.
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After an artful exordium, in which he tried to disarm the suspicions which he felt must be entertained of him, and to point out to the Spartans how completely his interests and theirs were identified, through hatred of the Athenian democracy, he thus proceeded:-"Hear me, at any rate, on the matters which require your grave attention, and which I, from the personal knowledge that I have of them, can and ought to bring before you.
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Nor must you make such an exordium, as the Cyclic writer of old: "I will sing the fate of Priam, and the noble war.
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Her exordium was as correct as could be.
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I am Endeavouring to modell in my Head, in Order to communicate them to you, for your Directions & refinement," indicates that he has "already rough-hewn the Exordium & Conclusion," and asserts that "What I shall send you from Time to Time, I look upon only as Materials: wch I hope may grow into a fine Building, under your judicious Management" (Jones, _op.
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After an artful exordium, in which he tried to disarm the suspicions which he felt must be entertained of him, and to point out to the Spartans how completely his interests and theirs were identified, through hatred of the Athenian democracy, he thus proceeded: "Hear me, at any rate, on the matters which require your grave attention, and which I, from the personal knowledge that I have of them, can and ought to bring before you.
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My exordium should have taken this shape:- "I hope and trust," remarked Miss Badeau, in that remarkably scathing tone which she assumes in alluding to the U.S.V., "I hope and trust, that, when your five hundred thousand, more or less, men capture my New Orleans, they will have the good taste not to injure Pere Antoine's Date-Palm.
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It began with 'My dear friends,' and the exordium struck at once that paternal note which makes him, with all his foibles, so lovable.
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Such was the exordium of this famous treatise.
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The words, so unexpected, so strangely different from the usual exordium, seemed to pass from line to line through the crowd.
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Does it need so long an exordium to excuse thee, poor Parson Dale, for turning up that ace of spades with so triumphant a smile at thy partner?
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Bless me; here is quite a professional exordium!
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With which brief professional exordium, he entered on the history of the friendly move, and truly recounted it.
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Lady Hyacinth was discussing Socialism with Osmond Hall, Lady Herman was discussing the theory of evolution with Professor Newcastle, Mrs. Lockton, the question of the French Church, with Faubourg; and Blenheim was discharging molten fragments of embryo exordiums and perorations on the subject of the stage to Willmott; in fact, there was a general buzz of conversation.
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I grow impatient at the length of your exordium.
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This exordium produced great laughter.
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See the beautiful exordium of his invective against Rufinus, which is curiously discussed by the sceptic Bayle, Dictionnaire Critique, Rufin.
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The lady stood perfectly still, while Podatadsky, by way of exordium, embraced her affectionately.
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Examples of Exordium

Example #1
They are toiling and probing.
Example #2
It would seem that the ore is combined with metals that render it difficult of reduction with our imperfect mountain machinery.
Example #3
It professed that the Vraibleusian nation was the saviour and champion of the world; that it was the first principle of its policy to maintain the cause of any people struggling for their rights as men; and it avowed itself to be the grand patron of civil and religious liberty in all quarters of the globe.
Example #4
While they were making these observations the twelve Managers had assembled in deep consultation around the Statue, and in a very few minutes the Oracle was prepared.
Example #5
If, therefore, I found it easy to love the horse, I found it equally natural to respect him.
Example #6
It is therefore natural enough that I should love the horse; but the love which I entertain for him has always been blended with respect; for I soon perceived that, though disposed to be the friend and helper of man, he is by no means inclined to be his slave; in which respect he differs from the dog, who will crouch when beaten; whereas the horse spurns, for he is aware of his own worth and that he carries death within the horn of his heel.