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rhetoric
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

6 uses
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Definition
the use of (or study of using) words to make a point — typically implying skillful use
  • But to speak of him as mad was like sinking to empty rhetoric.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (1% in)
  • Sam was a man who appreciated the important things: a sensible brief without rhetoric, good common sense about the problem in Asia or tapping phones, good plumbing in the house.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (15% in)
  • I'm sick of it, she thought, but even as she thought it she knew it was rhetoric.
    4 — Mama (16% in)
  • "Don't be fooled by rhetoric.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (26% in)
  • I told about their shocking tactics against Medicare—the banquets for doctors' wives, for instance, where the wives were given a speech that was an absolute tissue of lies, a speech that ended with outrageous rhetoric, more moving than any account of a lynching, and the final line: DO YOU WANT THAT KIND OF WORLD FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS?
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (84% in)
  • Nuper asked softly, rhetorically.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (47% in)

There are no more uses of "rhetoric" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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