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extemporaneous

(ĕks-tĕm″po-rān′ē-ŭs) [LL. extemporaneus]
Not prepared according to formula but devised for the occasion.
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W]hoever has the Legislative or Supream Power of any Common-wealth, is bound to govern by establish'd standing Laws, promulgated and known to the People, and not by Extemporary Decrees; by indifferent and upright Judges, who are to decide Controversies by those Laws; And to imploy the force of the Community at home, only in the Execution of such Laws, or abroad to prevent or redress Foreign Injuries, and secure the Community from Inroads and Invasion.
Yes, in so far as it is possible to capture an extemporary utterance which hung on the air for five centuries.
The stress on that quintessentially Carlylean word is important, for while Carlyle uses it to demarcate the lies of the all-too-popular extemporary public voice, Ruskin employs it when worrying about how "the fine bits" compromise his link to the audience through their artificially-prepared spontaneity.
The rule of law, as against the arbitrary use of power, requires, to quote John Locke in his Second Treatise of Government (Section 137), that "whatever form the commonwealth is under, the ruling power ought to govern by declared and received laws, and not by extemporary dictates and undetermined resolutions, for then mankind will be in a far worse condition than in the state of Nature if they shall have armed one, or a few men with the joint power of a multitude, to force them to obey at pleasure the exorbitant and unlimited decrees of their sudden thoughts, or unrestrained, and till that moment, unknown wills, without having any measures set down which may guide and justify their actions.
Tomkins hated 'the arbitrary, and especially the extemporary conception of each single Person, who is bold enough to venture' an opinion about God.
Teachers can capitalize upon extemporary circumstances as they develop.
piece was his Field Dances for the Extemporary Dance Theatre, a new British dance group.
Wooden screened balconies, made from sticks gathered from the few trees that grow on the hills, cling to the houses and form extemporary shower rooms.
Our friend, an accomplished rider, took off for a trek across the estate, which boasts its own small fishing lake, with Mrs Butler, whose extemporary hospitality and generosity knew no bounds.