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  • He has taken it into his head to play the lawyer, prince, and he practices speechifying, and is always repeating his eloquent pleadings to his children.
  • By this time Ardalion Alexandrovitch was quite intoxicated, and he kept his companion listening while he discoursed eloquently and pathetically on subjects of all kinds, interspersed with torrents of recrimination against the members of his family.
  • Strangely enough, Lebedeff, although on the prince’s side, seemed quite proud of his nephew’s eloquence.
  • Four persons entered, led by General Ivolgin, in a state of great excitement, and talking eloquently.
  • He had not said a word yet; he sat silent and listened to Evgenie Pavlovitch’s eloquence.
  • "He talked so eloquently about the blank wall outside his bedroom window, that I’m sure he will never support life here without it."
  • Mr. Hippolyte has been eloquent to a degree.
  • Totski was very eloquent all through, and, in conclusion, just touched on the fact that not a soul in the world, not even General Epanchin, had ever heard a word about the above seventy-five thousand roubles, and that this was the first time he had ever given expression to his intentions in respect to them.
  • "Yes, I remember he boasted about the blank wall in an extraordinary way," continued Evgenie, "and I feel that without that blank wall he will never be able to die eloquently; and he does so long to die eloquently!"
  • "Yes, I remember he boasted about the blank wall in an extraordinary way," continued Evgenie, "and I feel that without that blank wall he will never be able to die eloquently; and he does so long to die eloquently!"
  • Eloquence, eloquence!
  • I have no eloquence, I know.
  • Evgenie Pavlovitch always had a ready tongue, but on this occasion his eloquence, surprised himself.
  • Eloquence, eloquence!
  • He picked quarrels with everyone, began to hold forth eloquently, exacted unlimited respect, and at last disappeared from the house, and sometimes did not return for a long time.
  • The latter was describing in eloquent words how, in consequence of recent legislation, he was obliged to sell a beautiful estate in the N. province, not because he wanted ready money—in fact, he was obliged to sell it at half its value.
  • He did not contradict his clever and eloquent counsel, who argued that the brain fever, or inflammation of the brain, was the cause of the crime; clearly proving that this malady had existed long before the murder was perpetrated, and had been brought on by the sufferings of the accused.

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  • Her eloquence is unquestioned even amongst those who disagree with her.
  • She is the most eloquent speaker at the school.

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