from the floor

from the floor

From the congregation or audience, rather than from on stage or at a podium, as of a speech or remark. She expressed her displeasure with the congressman's speech from the floor.
See also: floor

from the floor

(of a speech or question) delivered by an individual member at a meeting or assembly, rather than by a representative on the platform.
See also: floor
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Along one side of the room ran a narrow gallery, a few feet from the floor; into which gallery the cattle were driven by men with goads which gave them electric shocks.
About six feet from the floor he discovered a sleeping-perch near one end of the apartment.
Picking him up from the floor, he fondled and caressed him, talking to him while the tears ran down his cheeks:
How long he sat thus he did not know; but finally he was aroused by a noise coming from the floor below.
(11) Return of energy from the floor to the dancer over a jump-land cycle may also serve to enhance elements of dance technique, such as jump height.
There are times, as we can all attest, that the unavailability of a physician in his office to answer a nurse's call from the floor completely paralyzes the care process for long periods of time.
Notice that your tailbone has moved away from the floor by curling toward the ceiling.
FALLEN FOOD: Jillian found that sticky foods, like gummy bears, pick up more bacteria from the floor than dry foods like cookies do.
All but one show a domestic interior photographed at a very low angle from the floor; the meeting of floor and wall forms a horizon that neatly divides the image into blurry lower half and focused upper half.
From fifth position front, the movement starts when the toes curl back just grazing the floor and the heel releases from the floor and stays forward.
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