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rhetoric
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
the use of (or study of using) words to make a point — typically implying skillful use
  • No speech could have been more thoroughly honest in its intention: the frigid rhetoric at the end was as sincere as the bark of a dog, or the cawing of an amorous rook.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (38% in)
  • Moreover, if Mr. Casaubon, speaking for himself, has rather a chilling rhetoric, it is not therefore certain that there is no good work or fine feeling in him.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (68% in)
  • He fell into meditation and finger-rhetoric again for a little while, and then continued: "I shall make Brooke have new agreements with the tenants, and I shall draw up a rotation of crops.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (75% in)

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