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  • The visitor talked, obviously carried away by his own eloquence, speaking louder and louder and looking ironically at his host.
  • Pan Mussyalovitch had indeed sent an extremely long and characteristically eloquent letter in which he begged her to lend him three roubles.
  • Well, gentlemen, I admit it was eloquent.
  • Ippolit Kirillovitch had been, indeed, carried away by his own eloquence.
  • He made no attempt at eloquence, at pathos, or emotional phrases.
  • The ladies were not so well satisfied, though even they were pleased with his eloquence, especially as they had no apprehensions as to the upshot of the trial and had full trust in Fetyukovitch.
  • Grigory’s description of the scene at the dinner-table, when Dmitri had burst in and beaten his father, threatening to come back to kill him, made a sinister impression on the court, especially as the old servant’s composure in telling it, his parsimony of words and peculiar phraseology, were as effective as eloquence.
  • ) "You will, of course, forgive me my comparison; I can’t boast of eloquence.
  • "Be impartial, don’t be influenced by the eloquence of the defense, but yet weigh the arguments.
  • "And whatever you may hear from the talented and celebrated counsel for the defense," Ippolit Kirillovitch could not resist adding, "whatever eloquent and touching appeals may be made to your sensibilities, remember that at this moment you are in a temple of justice.
  • "With terrible eloquence the prosecutor has described to us the dreadful state of the prisoner’s mind at Mokroe when love again lay before him calling him to new life, while love was impossible for him because he had his father’s bloodstained corpse behind him and beyond that corpse—retribution.
  • "You can’t expect eloquence from a murderer," he added suddenly for some reason and laughed a queer laugh.

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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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