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eloquent
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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powerful use of language
  • No; my pride is to see the accused pale, agitated, and as though beaten out of all composure by the fire of my eloquence.
    Chapters 5-6 (82% in)
  • "This philosophic reflection," thought he, "will make a great sensation at M. de Saint-Meran's;" and he arranged mentally, while Dantes awaited further questions, the antithesis by which orators often create a reputation for eloquence.
    Chapters 7-8 (20% in)
  • This lad, for he was scarcely a man,—simple, natural, eloquent with that eloquence of the heart never found when sought for; full of affection for everybody, because he was happy, and because happiness renders even the wicked good—extended his affection even to his judge, spite of Villefort's severe look and stern accent.
    Chapters 7-8 (24% in)
  • This lad, for he was scarcely a man,—simple, natural, eloquent with that eloquence of the heart never found when sought for; full of affection for everybody, because he was happy, and because happiness renders even the wicked good—extended his affection even to his judge, spite of Villefort's severe look and stern accent.
    Chapters 7-8 (24% in)
  • He had frequently called for capital punishment on criminals, and owing to his irresistible eloquence they had been condemned, and yet the slightest shadow of remorse had never clouded Villefort's brow, because they were guilty; at least, he believed so; but here was an innocent man whose happiness he had destroyed: in this case he was not the judge, but the executioner.
    Chapters 9-10 (22% in)
  • The minister of police thanked the young man by an eloquent look, and Villefort understood that he had succeeded in his design; that is to say, that without forfeiting the gratitude of the king, he had made a friend of one on whom, in case of necessity, he might rely.
    Chapters 11-12 (27% in)
  • To have you as long as possible near me, to hear your eloquent speech,—which embellishes my mind, strengthens my soul, and makes my whole frame capable of great and terrible things, if I should ever be free,—so fills my whole existence, that the despair to which I was just on the point of yielding when I knew you, has no longer any hold over me; and this—this is my fortune—not chimerical, but actual.
    Chapters 19-20 (11% in)
  • I cannot now repeat to you, sir, all the eloquent words and imploring language he made use of; it was more than piety, it was more than grief, and I, who am no canter, and hate the Jesuits, said then to myself, 'It is really well, and I am very glad that I have not any children; for if I were a father and felt such excessive grief as the old man does, and did not find in my memory or heart all he is now saying, I should throw myself into the sea at once, for I could not bear it.'
    Chapters 27-28 (9% in)
  • Emmanuel tried to comfort the women, but his eloquence faltered.
    Chapters 29-30 (60% in)
  • "Ma foi, yes; like you, I hesitated, but the count's eloquence decides me."
    Chapters 35-36 (22% in)
  • Courted by my step-mother, who regards him as the epitome of human wisdom; admired by my father, who says he has never before heard such sublime ideas so eloquently expressed; idolized by Edward, who, notwithstanding his fear of the count's large black eyes, runs to meet him the moment he arrives, and opens his hand, in which he is sure to find some delightful present,—M. de Monte Cristo appears to exert a mysterious and almost uncontrollable influence over all the members of our...
    Chapters 57-58 (32% in)
  • Valentine named all the letters of the alphabet until she came to W. At this letter the eloquent eye of Noirtier gave her notice that she was to stop.
    Chapters 59-60 (14% in)
  • * Magistrate and orator of great eloquence—chancellor of France under Louis XV.
    Chapters 67-68 (95% in)
  • 'You are at liberty to speak, M. de Morcerf,' said the president, as he unsealed the letter; and the count began his defence, I assure you, Albert, in a most eloquent and skilful manner.
    Chapters 85-86 (65% in)
  • Villefort pronounced these last words with a feverish rage, which gave a ferocious eloquence to his words.
    Chapters 99-100 (53% in)
  • "Look at me," said Monte Cristo, with that expression which sometimes made him so eloquent and persuasive—"look at me.
    Chapters 105-106 (36% in)
  • "It is well," replied Mercedes, with her eloquent glance; "you are right, my love; let us prove to those who are watching our actions that we are worthy of compassion."
    Chapters 105-106 (93% in)
  • Villefort had never been so concise and eloquent.
    Chapters 109-110 (51% in)
  • He had just acted the inexorable judge with her, he had condemned her to death, and she, crushed by remorse, struck with terror, covered with the shame inspired by the eloquence of his irreproachable virtue,—she, a poor, weak woman, without help or the power of defending herself against his absolute and supreme will,—she might at that very moment, perhaps, be preparing to die!
    Chapters 111-112 (6% in)

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