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- Calrnly he struck a wooden match and sucked noisily at his pipe with an eloquent air of benign and magnanimous forgiveness.Chapter 15 -- Piltchard & Wren (95% in)
- He had intended to take a much stronger stand with Colonel Cathcart on the matter of the sixty missions, to speak out with courage, logic and eloquence on a subject about which he had begun to feel very deeply.Chapter 20 -- Corporal Whitcomb (2% in)
- He wandered back in a heartbroken daze, his sensitive face eloquent with grief.Chapter 26 -- Aarfy (19% in)
- He had proved himself brilliantly under pressure, and he concluded the briefing with an inspiring peroration that every instinct told him was a masterful exhibition of eloquent tact and subtlety.Chapter 29 -- Peckem (98% in)
There are no more uses of "eloquent" in Catch-22.
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