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Word: rhetoric

Definition: art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''


Sentences Containing 'rhetoric'

After 1610, there were internal difficulties in the Eglantier, and in 1617 Samuel Coster and a group of members broke away and founded the chamber of rhetoric "Duytsche Academie".
After the Fall of Antwerp in 1585 caused the decline of its chamber of rhetoric Violieren, the Eglantier became the most prestigious chamber of rhetoric in the Low Countries.
American political rhetoric includes the phrase "foreign oil" as something of which the United States must reduce or eliminate its imports.
And that I gave over the study of rhetoric and poetry, and of elegant neat language.
Arthur's education covered grammar, poetry, rhetoric and ethics and focused on history.
As the demand increased, the school, both of philosophy and rhetoric, became stationary, first in Athens, and afterwards in several other cities.
At Paris, he may also have been a teacher of rhetoric and dialectics.
At that point in the interview, however, the interviewer said, "campaign rhetoric and war rhetoric have been interchangeable for years."
Attention focused on the harsh political rhetoric in the United States.
Basically, Borg’s manuscript is a study of rhetoric, and is composed as a series of epistles.
Bradford was first and foremost a literary scholar and a student of rhetoric.
By using this technique it adds a level of power to his rhetoric.
De Eglantier (Sweet Briar or Eglantine Rose) (spelling variations: "Egelantier" and "Eglentier") was a chamber of rhetoric in Amsterdam that arose in 1517 or 1518, possibly as a continuation of older chambers of rhetoric.
Dominic Borg (17th century) was a minor Maltese philosopher who specialised in logic and rhetoric.
During his time there he wrote two books: "Merely Players" (about the rhetoric of classical acting) and "Refiguring Mimesis" (with Adrian Streete, about aesthetics).
Featuring little action but often rich in philosophical rhetoric, they are seldom produced for the stage.
Gollancz asked for some of the rhetoric to be toned down, fearing the reaction it might provoke.
He instructed those who used that rhetoric to "Tell the truth for a change."
He studied grammar and rhetoric at Padua under Giovanni Conversini and periodically with Vittorino da Feltre.
He was a poet and member of the Chamber of rhetoric called "De Wijngaertranken".
His Neoplatonic theology is also more than just metaphysics as rhetoric.
However, Sebastian's "Journal" includes several accounts of Aderca describing his sympathy for the rhetoric of fascism.
In 1637, the first theater in Amsterdam, the Schouwburg of Van Campen, was founded through the chamber of rhetoric.
In rhetoric, Paradeigma is known as a type of proof.
In the afternoon, pupils and staff are allowed to change into casual clothing and Rhetoric host the Rhetoric Fair in the Ambulacrum for the whole school, with stalls and entertainment, the proceeds from which go to the school's charity, Learning to Care.
It culminates with the Rhetoric ball and mass for Rhetoric pupils and their parents the following morning.
It is more of a short and technical exercise in rhetoric.
It is one of the most famous chambers of rhetoric.
Liberalism and the Problem of Knowledge: A New Rhetoric for Modern Democracy, University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Many of the Tejanos left the fight after the declaration of independence as they were disappointed with the growing anti-Mexican rhetoric.
Maybe it helps us to remember to match our rhetoric with reality more often."
Not every rhetoric agreed with the merger, and Jan Harmensz.
Not much is known on further events of the chamber of rhetoric.
Only three works of Dominic Borg are known to exist. Two on rhetoric and one on logic.
Prophetic voice is using rhetoric to speak for a population.
Rhetoric and Dialectic Forms of Philosophies.
Rhetoric Ball The Rhetoric Ball, a celebration for those in their final year, and about to sit their A-Levels, closes Great Academies.
She further accused the administration of a "double standard" in that it had never applied its rhetoric on the necessity of liberalization to the affairs of Communist governments.
She further accused the Carter administration of a "double standard," of never having applied its rhetoric on the necessity of liberalization to communist governments.
Since the UPR concluded, Tanzania has not softened its policies or rhetoric.
That I was no great proficient in the study of rhetoric and poetry, and of other faculties, which perchance I might have dwelt upon, if I had found myself to go on in them with success.
The New Critic I.A. Richards used the idea of overdetermination in order to explain the importance of ambiguity in rhetoric, the philosophy of language, and literary criticism.
The Reason Rally elicited criticism for the tone and rhetoric that some speakers employed.
The rhetoric of King’s speech can be compared to the rhetoric of Old Testament prophets.
The Spanish Treason was a feature of Attorney General Edward Coke's rhetoric, although the Spanish king was "reverently and respectfully spoken of".
This point of view we should endeavour to reach, and reserve the flowers of rhetoric for subjects which are more adapted to them.
Thus, the rhetoric of the speech provides redemption to America for its racial sins.
Upon graduating in 1890, the college elected him as the assistant professor of Rhetoric.
What is called eloquence in the forum is commonly found to be rhetoric in the study.
“The Hypocrisy of American Slavery” left a significant mark on American history and rhetoric.

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