Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. improviser, it. improvvisare, fr. improvviso, unprovided, sudden, extempore, L. improvisus,; pref. im-, not + provisus, foreseen, provided. See Proviso
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. improviser—L. in, not, provisus, foreseen.
A modern navy can not be improvised.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
Sikorski tells a story of the lad's improvising in church so that the priest, choir and congregation were forgotten by him.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
It is likewise illustrative of Chopin's power and love of improvisation.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
With trembling hands he grasped the improvised rope and slipped out of the window.
"The Rover Boys in New York" by Arthur M. Winfield
Mr. Cooke led them to a bar he had improvised by the brook.
"The Celebrity, Complete" by Winston Churchill
These merry improvisations were certainly well fitted to strengthen the creative power and activity of our intellects.
"The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood The Autobiography Of Georg Ebers, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Officers should be content with a tent fly, improvising poles and shelter out of bushes.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. II., Part 4" by William T. Sherman
These quarters, when constructed, consisted of "A" tents pitched under a shed improvised by the company.
"The Memoirs of General Philip H. Sheridan, Vol. I., Part 1" by Philip H. Sheridan
Removing the blankets from the wall, Dyke Darrel improvised a bed for the poor girl, and induced her to lie thereon.
"Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective" by Frank Pinkerton
We were short of jail room and had to improvise.
"King--of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy
Improvisations sweep and peal,
Bring night, flames, fire barrels rolling,
Trees under downpour, rumbling wheels,
Life of the streets, fate of the lonely…
"Music" by Boris Pasternak
About a homeland that resembles poetry in our country
Improvised, imported, loose and of no boundaries
Of foreign tongue and soul
Detached from Man and Land, ignoring their plight as a whole
"We Are Accused Of Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani
When once into the pinnace they improvised a sail into a tent,
Which to the crew some little shelter lent;
Still every day they were drifting towards the coast of Greenland,
Yet they hoped in God that speedy deliverance might be near at hand.
"The Wreck of the Barque 'Wm. Paterson of Liverpool'" by William Topaz McGonagall
) Below are some excerpts of what they had to say on the topic of learning to improvise , which I present as a point-counterpoint between Montero, a free spirit, and Gottfried von der Goltz, a Baroque virtuoso and the conce...
Bobby McFerrin and world musicians Yungchen Lhamo of Tibet, Christiane Karam of Lebanon, and Gino Sitson of Cameroon improvise a cross cultural melody.
And then there is music that is a combination of the two: it's improvised around the framework of something already composed.
Sure, the modern business environment is chaotic, but you can help your team improvise their way through the mess if you follow the lead of jazz greats.
The trick with a good improvisational martial arts is following and guiding the opponent or opponents without breaking the rhythm of the music, and is the mark of an expert martial artist.
Modern Improvisation for Bass Method Released by Alfred Music Publishing.
Alfred Music Publishing releases Jimmy Haslip: Modern Improvisation for Bass, an instructional method book to expanding creative expression for jazz and fusion bassists, written by the Grammy-Award winning bassist.
Stations Improvise to Cover Massive Sandy.
Improvise , Adapt & Overcome: RC gives this pilot new wings.
Whether it is deciding to wear something different to work or school due to an unexpected change in the weather, making a toast at a celebration, or going through your fridge and pantry to put together a meal, it is improvising .
Life is about planning and improvising .
There's a great load of mystique surrounding improvisation .
Improvisation is supposed to be spontaneous.
Hahn, 32, is a leading classical concert violinist, a breed for whom improvisation is generally uncharted territory.
On Long Island, Lengthy Power Failure and Lack of Manpower Forced Mayors to Improvise as Coordination Fell Short.
This is why we improvise languages supporting distinction among permutationally isomorphic permutation groups for types PA, HS, SD, HC, CD.
Second maximal subgroups of the finite alternating and symmetric groups
The difficulties so widely experienced in complex software projects result, in the author’s submission, primarily from failure to identify the physics-based model now proposed; the key components and issues have gone unrecognised, the approach to the life-cycle improvised and incoherent.
Information science and technology as applications of the physics of signalling
An experiment is performed either to gather new data, or to verify or refute a claimed experimental fact or theoretical prediction, or to improvise upon an earlier result in regard to its accuracy.
Are Quantum States Subjective?
In the Bayesian framework all assumptions are(cid:10)explicit and there is no need to improvise a testing procedure.
Mutual Information as a Bayesian Measure of Independence