n. place of orisons, or prayer; chapel or small room set apart for private devotions
He pulverized the opposition with the force of his oratory.
Sentence in Classic:
The countess went into the oratory and there Sonya found her on her knees before the icons that had been left here and there hanging on the wall.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This act of pious charity performed, Cedric again motioned them to follow him, gliding over the stone floor with a noiseless tread; and, after ascending a few steps, opened with great caution the door of a small oratory, which adjoined to the chapel.
At the end of the suite, in the oratory, there was a detached alcove with a bed, for use in cases of hospitality.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The Baptist Church (and, somewhat less, the Methodist, Congregational, and Presbyterian Churches) is the perfect, the divinely ordained standard in music, oratory, philanthropy, and ethics.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
In fact, Sam considered oratory as his vocation, and never let slip an opportunity of magnifying his office.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
The Oratory of Italy, established at Florence by Philip de Neri, and the Oratory of France, established by Pierre de Berulle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context