It was extempore and had caught him unawares.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
They have no set songs; all their singing is extempore.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
He told me, too, that after preaching written sermons, he resolved to try an extempore one.
"Hugh" by Arthur Christopher Benson
To his great joy the extemporized "plug" held.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
In political life it was his special glory to extemporize statesmanship without sacrificing pleasure.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
In Mrs John Mills's life of her husband is an account of John Bright's first extempore speech.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Bright has often spoken extempore with great effect, when circumstances demanded it.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
These may be used for dumplings, or as a sudden extempore, but do not let them be habitual.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
They generally take for their subject some popular event of a comic nature, and all is carried on extempore.
"Béarn and the Pyrenees" by Louisa Stuart Costello
In order to distract the attention of the guard, a dancing party with music was extemporized in the same room.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty