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rhetoric
used in Oryx and Crake

5 uses
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Definition
the use of (or study of using) words to make a point — typically implying skillful use
  • "Sounds like Applied Rhetoric 101," said Jimmy.
    p. 303.5
  • Applied Rhetoric
    p. 185.0
  • Depending on how well he did in his Problematics courses — Applied Logic, Applied Rhetoric, Medical Ethics and Terminology, Applied Semantics, Relativistics and Advanced Mischaracterization, Comparative Cultural Psychology, and the rest — he'd have a choice between well-paid window-dressing for a big Corp or flimsy cut-rate stuff for a borderline one.
    p. 188.6
  • One of his term papers — for his Applied Rhetoric course was titled "Self-Help Books of the Twentieth Century: Exploiting Hope and Fear," and it supplied him with a great stand-up routine for use in the student pubs.
    p. 195.8
  • One of the letters was from Jimmy's old dorm roommate, Bernice, who'd cranked her rhetorical volume up considerably.
    p. 244.8

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