Definition of allocution:
I addressed an allocution full of reproaches to the wind, when I saw a dish fit to be set before a king, " D'epinards a la graisse de cailles," destined to be eaten with a wine scarcely as good as that of Surene.- "The Physiology of Taste", Brillat Savarin.
So, she expressing an anxious desire that I should attend one of these conclaves, I consented, on ascertaining that I should be afforded the opportunity of parading the gab with which I have been gifted in an extemporised allocution.- "Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.", F. Anstey.
Not even a jury with a damaging verdict, or a judge with a scathing allocution, could have convinced him that it was a wrong time to write a bogus cheque in an emergency, when twenty thousand pounds hung upon the chance of his deceit being undiscovered.- "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.