RHETORIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RHETORIC
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
rhetoric
 n.  art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language
Classic Sentence:
1  Suddenly, on the barrow, there mingled with all this wild rhetoric of night a sound which modulated so naturally into the rest that its beginning and ending were hardly to be distinguished.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
2  Pickering: this chap has a certain natural gift of rhetoric.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
3  Thunder on in rhetoric, thy wonted way: accuse thou me of fear, Drances, since thine hand hath heaped so many Teucrians in slaughter, and thy glorious trophies dot the fields.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
Example Sentence:
1  Histories make men wise ; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
2  How far the president will be able to translate his campaign rhetoric into action remains to be seen.
3  As the police visibly tighten the noose around the mansion, the guerrillas respond with rhetoric and warning bursts of gunfire.
4  Her speech was just empty rhetoric.
5  Thomas Carlyle , notwithstanding his tedious rhetoric, is a master of the sublime in prose style.
6  It was exactly this type of misleading rhetoric that led us into a misguided war.
7  If his rhetoric is any indication, the president appears to be headed in the right direction.
8  Lexy was a master of polemical rhetoric; she should have worn a T-shirt with the slogan "Born to Debate.".
9  His stilted rhetoric did not impress the college audience; they were immune to bombastic utterances.
10  These arguments may have been used as a rhetorical device to argue for a perpetuation of a United Nations role.
11  Republican Congressional leaders have launched a rhetorical assault against the Clinton proposal this week.
12  The writer showed great rhetorical skill.
13  To win his audience; the speaker used every rhetorical trick in the book.