Definition of Ex tempore

1. Adverb. Without preparation. "I don't know the figures off-hand"

Exact synonyms: Off-hand

Definition of Ex tempore

1. Adjective. carried out with no preparation; impromptu ¹

2. Adverb. without preparation; extemporaneously ¹

3. Noun. Something improvised. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ex Tempore

ex hypothesi
ex libris
ex negativo
ex nihilo
ex nomine
ex nunc
ex officio
ex parte
ex post
ex post facto
ex professo
ex proprio motu
ex rerum natura
ex stock
ex stocks
ex tempore (current term)
ex tunc
ex vi termini
ex vivo

Literary usage of Ex tempore

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"... animus ex miseriis requie- -Es p., in phrases: ex tempore ... ex intervallo conseilla, afín- a ahile: ex tempore aliquo. — III. ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"upon matters ecclesiastical ; that no man should cover his head in the time of divine service ; and that no clergyman should conceive prayers ex tempore, ..."

3. The Duty and the Discipline of Extemporary Preaching by Foster Barham Zincke (1867)
"How the question — Which is best, to read written sermons, or to preach ex tempore ? ought to be put . . 83 28. Extemporary Preaching secures continuous ..."

4. A New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages (1869)
""He prays ex tempore, he preaches ex tempore." NB "Extemporary" is preferable as an adjective to ex tempore, which is used as an adverb, and ought, ..."

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