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  • But whatever the reasons, the rhetoric of hard work conflicts with the reality on the ground.†   (source)
  • With rhetoric that would be quoted frequently over the next several decades, Alabama's highest court affirmed the convictions, using language that dripped with contempt for the idea of interracial romance: The evil tendency of the crime [of adultery or fornication] is greater when committed between persons of the two races....Its result may be the amalgamation of the two races, producing a mongrel population and a degraded civilization, the prevention of which is dictated by a sound policy affecting the highest interests of society and government.†   (source)
  • Langdon knew the question was rhetorical.†   (source)
  • His speech had started out angered and impassioned, but by the end his questions weren't rhetorical anymore.†   (source)
  • I intended this rhetorically, a remark to punctuate opening the refrigerator door and looking for some broccoli or something else green, but Linda said, "She always does."†   (source)
  • The question seemed rhetorical, but Mae nodded anyway.†   (source)
  • When an attorney spun mysterious rhetoric like that, it was because he had nothing else he could use to defend his client.†   (source)
  • Finny asked us, rhetorically.†   (source)
  • Rhetorically.†   (source)
  • His answer would be intelligent and the debate would be lively, lots of clever invective and good political rhetoric.†   (source)
  • In his speeches he managed a clever mix of pertinent local issues and grand Maoist rhetoric, which sounded even grander in Malayalam.†   (source)
  • He attempts to make more small talk but I treat his questions as if they were rhetorical, even though they aren't.†   (source)
  • The question was meant to be rhetorical, but his mind answered it (you call it insanity) nevertheless.†   (source)
  • It was Rhetoric and Logic, the book Ben had used to teach me argument.†   (source)
  • Loudspeakers carry the rhetoric of the official ceremony even to our hilltop.†   (source)
  • "Do you know where that tongue has been?" she would ask rhetorically.†   (source)
  • To be sure, newspapermen are a windy group and there are a lot of rhetorical flourishes in the episode, to say nothing of the fact that a gust of wind does zip through at one point.†   (source)
  • For the Athenians, it was first and foremost essential to master the art of rhetoric, which means saying things in a convincing manner.†   (source)
  • Still he ignored her, continuing his rhetoric as before.†   (source)
  • He asks the question almost rhetorically, like he presumes the answer is no. He's for real," Jason says, as though Y.T. must be hanging on his opinion.†   (source)
  • The question was purely rhetorical, since he did not wait for us to answer.†   (source)
  • I didn't have the energy to actually do that, so I took the imperative as rhetorical.†   (source)
  • What I needed was a shot of Fidel's fiery rhetoric.†   (source)
  • It was a disease, rhetorical smallpox, and every visitor exhibited it in some degree.†   (source)
  • Edward asked rhetorically, and then shrugged.†   (source)
  • It was said that at least one Mafia don had been sent up the river by sheer rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Every afternoon he would sit by the chestnut tree preaching in Latin, but Jose Arcadio Buendia insisted on rejecting rhetorical tricks and the transmutation of chocolate, and he demanded the daguerreotype of God as the only proof.†   (source)
  • She had meant that rhetorically.†   (source)
  • This is a critical point, and one that is often lost in the heated rhetoric of the war on smoking.†   (source)
  • The argument went on and on, and they became locked in a confused rhetorical exchange that left them exhausted, each accusing the other of being more stubborn than a mule.†   (source)
  • A moment before, he seemed to be lifted high above the congregation, carried aloft by his own rhetoric.†   (source)
  • The editor there convinced him that life in academia would lead nowhere and, with a subtle blend of flattery and rhetoric about chasing the big dream, suggested that Jeremy write a piece about Leffertex, an antidepressant that was currently undergoing stage III clinical trials and was the subject of intense media speculation.†   (source)
  • There's so darned much rhetoric, hawks and doves, specialists and generalists—it drives you nuts.†   (source)
  • During the past two decades, rhetoric about the "free market" has cloaked changes in the nation's economy that bear little relation to real competition or freedom of choice.†   (source)
  • Even when cited merely as a rhetorical device, the armed struggle was a sign that we were actively fighting the enemy.†   (source)
  • I'm not sure if the question's rhetorical or if she thinks I have a clue to her metaphysical mystery.†   (source)
  • * As Mary Robinson, the former Irish president who later served as a terrific UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has said: "Count up the results of fifty years of human rights mechanisms, thirty years of multi-billion-dollar development programs and endless high-level rhetoric, and the global impact is quite underwhelming.†   (source)
  • His speaking tone and rhetoric are bold and impassioned, but he advocates the same nonviolence to achieve his methods as Gandhi used in India.†   (source)
  • White racists—whether or not they belonged to the Ku Klux Klan—had through their actions and their rhetoric developed a strong incentive scheme that was terribly clear and terribly frightening.†   (source)
  • Thomas gets up from the chair and strolls around for a moment, loosening up after the rhetorical workout, and Cedric looks down at his watch.†   (source)
  • He did not employ the heavy-handed rhetoric typical of so much other social reporting, which turned texts into pretentious trash.†   (source)
  • Of course, it was all mere cocktail party rhetoric, but he could not help recalling now and then that more than twenty years ago she had gone about saying the same thing about-him and threatening him with suicide to boot.†   (source)
  • In the bronze tower we used the rhetoric of aggrieved minorities to prevent legislation that would hurt our business.†   (source)
  • And we'll keep the same class schedule as before, except instead of Rhetoric and History, we have extra watches on the wall.†   (source)
  • I asked rhetorically.†   (source)
  • Jim Kim tried rhetoric first in the opening speech the next day.†   (source)
  • That spoke more to me than the neglect and the empty rhetoric of the Sharif and Bhutto governments.†   (source)
  • I believe if it was moved and seconded that we should come to a resolution that three and two make five, we should be entertained with logic and rhetoric, law, history, politics, and mathematics concerning the subject for two whole days, and then we should pass the resolution unanimously in the affirmative.†   (source)
  • She touches my hair and smiles, kind, trusting the rhetoric of love: Give and get.†   (source)
  • ...rhetorically.†   (source)
  • It was here that policy was announced in broadest rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Still, this man before him threatened the very fabric of the Great Romance with his heresy, and his rhetoric was growing stronger, they said.†   (source)
  • It may also be worth noting some common rhetorical pitfalls: self-righteousness, prescribing for others, advertisements for self, cliche, and disguised attack.†   (source)
  • The dead man is Thomas Jefferson—first of the rational anarchists, my boy, and one who once almost managed to slip over his non-system through the most beautiful rhetoric ever written.†   (source)
  • Hope I didn't wake you," Cesar said with rhetorical politeness, even though the man who stood before him was dressed in his underwear.†   (source)
  • He left the question unanswered, figuring that she had asked it rhetorically anyway and would not believe him if he denied it.†   (source)
  • Awareness of the incendiary capacity of such rhetoric was so acute that in 1837 the U.S. House passed a "gag rule" that prohibited petitions or discussions regarding slavery.†   (source)
  • As in many political arguments, the rhetoric of the public figures in the language wars probably fires up the activists but must leave many people feeling somewhere in the middle.†   (source)
  • Jack spreads his hands on the table, his favored stance rhetorical.†   (source)
  • Finally, his command of rhetoric, coupled with the power of his voice, silenced a dinner table in an embassy.†   (source)
  • And consider, too, what they intended to do to you, and why ....As before, I found her rhetorical style somewhat overwhelming, but in general I was able to follow her line of thought.†   (source)
  • He was thirty-four years old, and on this day one year ago he had been a professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College.†   (source)
  • He was slouched rhetorically forward, toward Franny, his receptive audience, a supporting forearm on either side of his Martini.†   (source)
  • He learned sword-fighting and riding, swimming and diving, how to shoot with the bow and play on the recorder and the theorbo, how to hunt the stag and cut him up when he was dead, besides Cosmography, Rhetoric, Heraldry, Versification, and of course History, with a little Law, Physic, Alchemy, and Astronomy.†   (source)
  • "Who would be the first American officer to meet such a fate, lamb?" the Bear asked rhetorically.†   (source)
  • Texans seemed particularly ferocious on this subject, at least rhetorically.†   (source)
  • No place in the world prides itself more on its vigilance and realism, no place considers itself more qualified to censure any flourish of rhetoric or extravagance of aspiration.†   (source)
  • Strangely enough, what Ned Andrews had extolled too, in all his rhetoric, was the future works of man and the leaving of the past behind.†   (source)
  • But she loved it all because she loved Nathan, and now in reply to his question, which was largely rhetorical, she said, "Oh yes."†   (source)
  • The question was so rhetorical that Stormgren did not bother to answer it.†   (source)
  • CROMWELL (Resuming his rhetorical stance) Foreman of the Jury.†   (source)
  • Those who controlled appointments were impressed by him: in those days of inordinate rhetoric and political extremism his revolutionary fervor, equally unbridled, was remarkable for its genuineness.†   (source)
  • Speaking simply and clearly, without resorting to the customary rhetorical devices, his full, rich voice touched the hearts of every listener with its simple plea for amity and justice between North and South.†   (source)
  • The camerlegno spoke with no rhetoric or vitriol.†   (source)
  • "Sounds like Applied Rhetoric 101," said Jimmy.†   (source)
  • She pulled out my copy of Rhetoric and Logic, and a moment later my handheld sympathy lamp.†   (source)
  • Mae couldn't decide if she was asking this rhetorically or if she truly felt this was a valid point.†   (source)
  • This was rhetorical, Josie knew: Matt was already angry.†   (source)
  • We're busy too, you know I've got rhetoric and chemistry and I'm learning Siam.†   (source)
  • And I was hoping to buy back my copy of Rhetoric and Logic.†   (source)
  • People whose knowledge went beyond mathematics and grammar and rhetoric.†   (source)
  • I set my slightly battered copy of Rhetoric and Logic on the shelf over the desk.†   (source)
  • As the sun was rising, I removed Rhetoric and Logic from its hiding place underneath a rafter.†   (source)
  • It seemed almost rhetorical, a ritual before the masters discussed the applicant's tuition.†   (source)
  • She had cut through all the rhetoric and intimated that the prime minister himself was responsible.†   (source)
  • Yes, I rail against popular opinions based on slanted political rhetoric.†   (source)
  • "Valuable?" asked the capo supremo rhetorically in his opulent living room in Brooklyn Heights.†   (source)
  • The rhetoric draws a heartfelt sigh, and Mr. Lawler turns.†   (source)
  • Alan asked, considering the question rhetorical.†   (source)
  • Her question about suicide had been rhetorical, I realized too late.†   (source)
  • "What would you have done if it were you?" he asked rhetorically.†   (source)
  • Grief, her face said with a sad, wordless rhetoric: grief.†   (source)
  • "You long for your home?" the drow asked rhetorically.†   (source)
  • That rhetorical bullet has everything—wit and profundity.†   (source)
  • He's using rhetoric to distract us from the basic truth here.†   (source)
  • The question didn't sound at all rhetorical, and I could feel him looking at me again.†   (source)
  • Since rhetoric was his own field, he felt a little more at home here.†   (source)
  • For a man who enjoys soaring rhetoric and winding philosophical discussions, he is oddly precise.†   (source)
  • Thus Quality, in Aristotle's system, is totally divorced from rhetoric.†   (source)
  • But they saw only the word and its rhetoric context.†   (source)
  • Rhetoric is in turn the child of the myths and poetry of ancient Greece.†   (source)
  • And how could they get virtue out of rhetoric?†   (source)
  • The subject he'd been brought here to teach was rhetoric, writing, the second of the three R's.†   (source)
  • He was outraged that rhetoric had been brought down to the level of dialectic.†   (source)
  • And if not, did he really think he was teaching rhetoric?†   (source)
  • Rhetoric is an art, Aristotle began, because it can be reduced to a rational system of order.†   (source)
  • Any of these was sufficient to inform a student that he did not know rhetoric.†   (source)
  • To a methodical, laboratory-trained mind, rhetoric is just completely hopeless.†   (source)
  • At one place Socrates asks to what class of things do the words which Rhetoric uses relate.†   (source)
  • He will not be going back to the study of Aristotelian rhetoric.†   (source)
  • At the end of the hour he finally asked, "May questions about Aristotle's rhetoric be asked?†   (source)
  • What is even more important, one sees that the pieces are the basis of Aristotle's art of rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Dialectic, which is the parent of logic, came itself from rhetoric.†   (source)
  • You, sir, what are the three kinds of particular rhetoric according to subject matter discussed?†   (source)
  • Phaedrus wasn't insulted that dialectic had been brought down to the level of rhetoric.†   (source)
  • I've sometimes thought of him as a student but not as a rhetoric student.†   (source)
  • Rhetoric has become an object, and as an object has parts.†   (source)
  • After all, that's what rhetoric is, isn't it?†   (source)
  • Now, at last, the standard rhetoric texts came into their own.†   (source)
  • The people Plato hates most, next to tyrants, are rhetoricians.†   (source)
  • The rhetoricians of ancient Greece were the first teachers in the history of the Western world.†   (source)
  • Plato's Good was taken from the rhetoricians.†   (source)
  • But to speak of him as mad was like sinking to empty rhetoric.†   (source)
  • I'm sick of it, she thought, but even as she thought it she knew it was rhetoric.†   (source)
  • We're more of the blood, love and rhetoric school.†   (source)
  • The rhetorical strain in her effortless, spontane-ous talk came from her grief.†   (source)
  • GUIL (low, wry rhetoric) : Give us this day our daily mask.†   (source)
  • ROS: Six rhetorical and two repetition, leaving nineteen, of which we answered fifteen.†   (source)
  • Applied Rhetoric   (source)
  • "Aren't rhetorical accusations of passive aggression inherently passive-aggressive?" my dad responded, and they went on like that for a while.†   (source)
  • His story was a counternarrative to the rhetoric of fairness and reliability offered by politicians and law enforcement officials who wanted more and faster executions.†   (source)
  • Samuel L. Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction, in between all the swearwords (or that one swearword all those times) is a Vesuvius of biblical language, one steady burst of apocalyptic rhetoric and imagery.†   (source)
  • Here is where the rhetoric of modern conservatives (and I say this as one of them) fails to meet the real challenges of their biggest constituents.†   (source)
  • "Why is it that our nation above all others embraced the duel so wholeheartedly?" he asked the stairwell rhetorically.†   (source)
  • One of his term papers — for his Applied Rhetoric course was titled "Self-Help Books of the Twentieth Century: Exploiting Hope and Fear," and it supplied him with a great stand-up routine for use in the student pubs.†   (source)
  • And here Bailey turned to Stenton, asking for an answer, but Stenton chose to consider the question rhetorical.†   (source)
  • The witch, for example, as the story progresses is metonymically transformed into the black rags she wears, as if we're just catching her out of the corner of our eye (metonymy is the rhetorical device in which a part is made to stand for the whole, as when "Washington" is used to represent America's position on an issue).†   (source)
  • Our religion has changed— built around churches heavy on emotional rhetoric but light on the kind of social support necessary to enable poor kids to do well.†   (source)
  • Depending on how well he did in his Problematics courses — Applied Logic, Applied Rhetoric, Medical Ethics and Terminology, Applied Semantics, Relativistics and Advanced Mischaracterization, Comparative Cultural Psychology, and the rest — he'd have a choice between well-paid window-dressing for a big Corp or flimsy cut-rate stuff for a borderline one.†   (source)
  • I prepared to answer, but the question was apparently rhetorical, as he smacked the cake out of my hands and moved on to his next victim.†   (source)
  • One of the letters was from Jimmy's old dorm roommate, Bernice, who'd cranked her rhetorical volume up considerably.†   (source)
  • It galled me, not being able to recall its real name, as I had read it in Rhetoric and Logic just a few days ago.†   (source)
  • I unpinned my silver talent pipes from my cloak and slid them across her desk so they lay near Rhetoric and Logic.†   (source)
  • I took inventory of what I had with me: a canvas sack, a small knife, a ball of string, some wax, a copper penny, two iron shims, and Rhetoric and Logic, the book Ben had given me.†   (source)
  • The contents of my small sack lay next to me on the ground: a half ball of string, a small dull knife, Rhetoric and Logic, and the remainder of a piece of bread the farmer had given me for lunch.†   (source)
  • "I the undersigned, do agree to return the copy of the book Rhetoric and Logic with the inscription 'to Kvothe' to the bearer of this note in exchange for two silver pennies, provided he present this receipt before the date—" I looked up.†   (source)
  • Rhetoric and Logic, sir.†   (source)
  • I didn't mean the question more than rhetorically, but I found myself searching for an answer, and Melanie searched, too.†   (source)
  • It did not have the tone, or the style, or the rhetorical air of his early years of love, and his argument was so rational and measured that the scent of a gardenia would have been out of place.†   (source)
  • "You girls are going to drive me crazy!" the mother said, but the girls had gotten used to the mother's rhetorical threats.†   (source)
  • They: the establishment, the lawmakers, the ones assuaging their guilt over their own actions with rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Notwithstanding the leadership's rhetoric about the family nature of the business, the gang's wages are about as skewed as wages in corporate America.†   (source)
  • A professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College, sometimes professor of "Natural and Revealed Religion," successor to the chair of the famed Professor Stowe, husband to Harriet Beecher.†   (source)
  • He combined his burgeoning knowledge with logic, enthusiasm, and rhetoric, and he made a little go a long way.†   (source)
  • In addition to serving in the Senate, John Quincy also accepted a new professorial chair of rhetoric and oratory at Harvard.†   (source)
  • But they just sat staring with chill disapproval, unmoved by Prof's rhetoric—probably best performance of his life considering he delivered it flat on back, speaking into a microphone without notes, and hardly able to see his audience.†   (source)
  • Without doubt there was a decline in the romantic flag-waving rhetoric of the war's first year or two.†   (source)
  • It was a calm letter that did not attempt to do more than express the state of mind that had held him captive since the previous night: it was as lyrical as the others, as rhetorical as all of them, but it had a foundation in reality.†   (source)
  • Ever since, the theme of reconquista, or reconquest, has surfaced periodically in romantic Mexican rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Obviously the raids were the work of the Iraqi Air Force, but the radio spouted predictable rhetoric.†   (source)
  • They lamented and tore their hair, the priests, as fraught and rhetorical as they were when they prayed, and after a few days their outcries made people uneasy.†   (source)
  • The question was rhetorical.†   (source)
  • I thought of home and the attempts my father had made to institute family prayer, the gathering around the stove at mealtime and kneeling with heads bowed over the seats of our chairs, his voice quavering and full of church-house rhetoric and verbal humility.†   (source)
  • The most unrelenting rhetoric of revenge came from a Louisiana cavalry sergeant, a schoolteacher before the war, whose pen was at least as sharp as his saber.†   (source)
  • I quickly tired of the rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Posted separately, the "homespun" was a copy of John Quincy's Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory, but before it could arrive, Jefferson had concluded that it must be some article of home-produced clothing, and so in reply to Adams wrote at length about the virtues of the spinning jenny and loom, and of the thriftiness of household manufactures.†   (source)
  • Exercise in rhetoric.†   (source)
  • With LBJ, the uninhibited rhetoric and flamboyant style of Texas politics—plus the ability to teach it either way—hit Washington and brought to town regional dialects that the country wasn't used to hearing from presidents.†   (source)
  • When he lectured on the history of England, he was the most brilliant and passionate scholar I had ever heard, outrageously partisan, an immodest dispenser of inflamed rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Barbara watches the give-and-take, realizing that the teacher has artfully shoved Cedric into a rhetorical corner by placing her son's single voice against the silent majority-his word against theirs.†   (source)
  • Rhetoric, sir.†   (source)
  • Whether or not they compared their own war for independence with the Revolution of 1776, the letters and diaries of many Confederate soldiers bristled with rhetoric of liberty and self-government and with expressions of a willingness to die for the cause.†   (source)
  • The festival encompassed all of Islam, not merely Iran, and, therefore, political rhetoric this day was confined to isolated caucuses of Iranians who chattered happily about the ayatollah's successful attempt to centralize power.†   (source)
  • But even the most eloquent journalists and educators find that their rhetorical tools are not keen enough to cut the link that ties these forms to the younger speakers of the language.†   (source)
  • I did not like decorum or rectitude in a classroom; I preferred a highly oxygenated atmosphere, a climate of intemperance, rhetoric, and feverish melodrama.†   (source)
  • But "did the revolutionary patriots in valley forge," he asked rhetorically, "complain [when] they had to march in the snow with there bare feet and to stand the cold twenty degrees below zero without blankets?†   (source)
  • Their writings gave American literature a new style, scorning the constrictions of conventional writing—in Kerouac's words, an "undisturbed flow from the mind of personal secret idea-words, blowing (as per jazz musician)...limitless blow-on-subject seas of thought, swimming in sea of English with no discipline other than rhythms of rhetorical exhalation.†   (source)
  • The television news was packed with more vicious rhetoric than usual, but it was far easier to abide this time, for by now I had a better understanding of the vast difference between Iranian words and Iranian deeds.†   (source)
  • During speeches to the Corps, the indisputable power of his own rhetoric would affect him so viscerally that he would dance along a thin, precarious edge of control in constant danger of plunging headlong into much darker and more radical passions.†   (source)
  • And they taught rhetoric...that fits.†   (source)
  • Therefore it emphasized a mastery of the rational foundations of communication in order to understand rhetoric.†   (source)
  • What had started out as a heresy from traditional rhetoric turned into a beautiful introduction to it.†   (source)
  • I was talking about the first wave of crystallization outside of rhetoric that resulted from Phaedrus' refusal to define Quality.†   (source)
  • As a result of his experiments he concluded that imitation was a real evil that had to be broken before real rhetoric teaching could begin.†   (source)
  • Rhetoric, Plato spells out very clearly, is in no way connected with the Good; rhetoric is "the Bad."†   (source)
  • He felt there was something wrong with it, but that the wrongness was not in this application of reason to rhetoric.†   (source)
  • The only thing that was clear was that Aristotle was very much concerned about the relation of rhetoric to dialectic.†   (source)
  • Aristotle fouled up what Phaedrus wanted to say by placing rhetoric in an outrageously minor category in his hierarchic order of things.†   (source)
  • What was depressing was that the text was one of the most rational texts available on the subject of rhetoric and it still didn't seem right.†   (source)
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