the first speech made in a legislature by a newly elected member.
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How to use maiden speech in a sentence
But, in his maiden speech to the Knesset, it was all about sharing the burden.
A member of parliament took occasion to make his maiden speech, on a question respecting the execution of a particular statute.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Recall his threat when coughed down on the occasion of his maiden speech in the House of Commons.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
On March 11, 1853, after many months of silence, he made his maiden speech and proved himself an orator of the first rank.The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
His maiden speech bore upon artistic copyright; but he rapidly became a power in much graver matters.Poems | Victor Hugo
I doubt whether he ever got so far as to work off his maiden speech.