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Definition of Rhetoric

Rhetoric

  1. The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose.
  2. Oratory; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force.
  3. Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling.
  4. Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms.

Rhetoric Quotations

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
Theodore Roosevelt

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Plato

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
Friedrich Schiller

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.
Mary Astell

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.
Thomas Sowell
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Rhetoric Translations

rhetoric in Dutch is rederijkerskunst, retoriek
rhetoric in German is Rhetorik, Redekunst
rhetoric in Swedish is retorik

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