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eloquent
used in Heart of Darkness

9 uses
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Definition
powerful use of language
  • This was the unbounded power of eloquence—of words—of burning noble words.
    Chapter 2 (82% in)
eloquence = the powerful use of language
  • It was eloquent, vibrating with eloquence, but too high-strung, I think.
    Chapter 2 (80% in)
  • It was eloquent, vibrating with eloquence, but too high-strung, I think.
    Chapter 2 (80% in)
  • They only showed that Mr. Kurtz lacked restraint in the gratification of his various lusts, that there was something wanting in him—some small matter which, when the pressing need arose, could not be found under his magnificent eloquence.
    Chapter 3 (15% in)
  • No eloquence could have been so withering to one's belief in mankind as his final burst of sincerity.
    Chapter 3 (53% in)
  • It survived his strength to hide in the magnificent folds of eloquence the barren darkness of his heart.
    Chapter 3 (60% in)
  • That is why I have remained loyal to Kurtz to the last, and even beyond, when a long time after I heard once more, not his own voice, but the echo of his magnificent eloquence thrown to me from a soul as translucently pure as a cliff of crystal.
    Chapter 3 (72% in)
  • He lived then before me; he lived as much as he had ever lived—a shadow insatiable of splendid appearances, of frightful realities; a shadow darker than the shadow of the night, and draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.
    Chapter 3 (82% in)
  • I shall see this eloquent phantom as long as I live, and I shall see her too, a tragic and familiar Shade, resembling in this gesture another one, tragic also, and bedecked with powerless charms, stretching bare brown arms over the glitter of the infernal stream, the stream of darkness.
    Chapter 3 (96% in)

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