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Extemporize   Listen
Extemporize  v. t.  To do, make, or utter extempore or off-hand; to prepare in great haste, under urgent necessity, or with scanty or unsuitable materials; as, to extemporize a dinner, a costume, etc. "Themistocles... was of all men the best able to extemporize the right thing to be done." "Pitt, of whom it was said that he could extemporize a Queen's speech"

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"Extemporize" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Silbermann which the king had bought, and also to try the organs of the churches of Potsdam. Frederick, whose musical reputation rested on a genuine if narrow basis, gave him a splendid theme on which to extemporize; and on that theme Bach afterwards wrote Das musikalische Opfer. Two years after this event his sight began to fail, and before long he shared the fate of Handel ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 - "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon" • Various

Words linked to "Extemporize" :   perform, ad-lib, grapple, get by, cope, make out, deal, improvise, do, execute, extemporization, extemporise, improvize

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