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maiden speech

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaiden speechmaiden speechBritish EnglishPGP the first speech that someone makes in parliament maiden
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maiden speechOr to congratulate me on my maiden speech?Al Gore falls asleep as he makes maiden speech as Vice-President; no-one notices - they're all asleep too.She told him that it was her intention to make her maiden speech at the conference.But for a maiden speech, by tradition, everyone keeps absolutely silent and no one is allowed to interrupt.One of the startling omissions from the maiden speech of the hon. Member for Langbaurgh was any mention of Teesside development corporation.I was making my maiden speech, which is traditionally a somewhat nerve-wracking experience.
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