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eloquent
used in Middlemarch

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powerful use of language
  • I never heard such good preaching as his—such plain, easy eloquence.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (63% in)
  • ...magistrate, and in the collection of documentary evidence, but I regard my time as being at the disposal of the public—and, in short, my friends have convinced me that a chaplain with a salary—a salary, you know—is a very good thing, and I am happy to be able to come here and vote for the appointment of Mr. Tyke, who, I understand, is an unexceptionable man, apostolic and eloquent and everything of that kind—and I am the last man to withhold my vote—under the circumstances, you know.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (62% in)
  • The eloquent auctioneer smiled at his own ingenuity.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (91% in)
  • But nature has sometimes made sad oversights in carrying out her intention; as in the case of good Mr. Brooke, whose masculine consciousness was at this moment in rather a stammering condition under the eloquence of his niece.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (63% in)
  • The eloquent auctioneer was seized with pneumonia, and having been a patient of Mr. Peacock's, sent for Lydgate, whom he had expressed his intention to patronize.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (20% in)

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