• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhetorication Rhetorical amplification.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhetorication Rhetorical amplification.
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  • Francis Bacon
    “Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.”
  • Plato
    “Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.”
  • Jan Zamoiski
    Jan Zamoiski
    “Rhetoric is nothing, but reason well dressed and argument put in order.”
  • George Santayana
    “Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. rhétorication,


In literature:

Let us put no faith in their doleful rhetoric.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
A fine piece of rhetorical action, wasn't it?
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
Rousseau puts too much rhetoric in his attempt, and Richardson too much preaching.
"Balzac" by Frederick Lawton
Pickering: this chap has a certain natural gift of rhetoric.
"Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw
CANDIDA (slowly recoiling a step, her heart hardened by his rhetoric in spite of the sincere feeling behind it).
"Candida" by George Bernard Shaw
You think that merely a rhetorical metaphor, a tragic trope?
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
When would he be like the fellows in poetry and rhetoric?
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
Her feminine mind pounced on the gross literalness of his rhetorical figure.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
This feat of rhetoric over, the candidates were called on to advance and receive their degrees.
"The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
The issue of the controversy must be decided not by rhetoric but by physics.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury

In poetry:

What deeds have sprung from plow and pick!
What bank-rolls from tomatoes!
No dainty crop of rhetoric
Can match one of potatoes.
"Dr. Booker T. Washington To The National Negro Business League" by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr
There each syllable expresses
Silence; there each thought a guess is;
In whose rhetoric's cosmic runes
Roll the worlds and swarming moons.
"Processional" by Madison Julius Cawein
The Senate, College, Hall, and Bar,
Famous for flowr's of rhetoric are;
Yet their persuasive powers are small;
A child of three surpasses all.
"The Valentine" by William Hutton
Thus if you powerful rhetoric seek,
Apply where folks can scarcely speak;
The most persuasive eloquence
Is found where there's the least pretence.
"The Valentine" by William Hutton
The children romp within the graveyard's pale;
The lark sings o'er a madhouse, or a gaol;--
Such nice antitheses of perfect poise
Chance in her curious rhetoric employs.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
"Then you'll take cold--it shall not be;
No, no, John, you shall sleep with me."
Alarm'd--"Sir, I no evil know--
Chair, squab, or floor, for me will do."
But all his rhetoric lost the field;
As servant he was bound to yield.
"The Coachman's Fall" by William Hutton

In news:

What Was That About Political Rhetoric.
As the war of rhetoric heats up over ad-skipping, CBS' own battle with Dish will be traveling to New York.
Earlier this month, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney let fly some of his harshest rhetoric toward the Iranian regime and the Obama administration's handling of its nuclear threat.
Image1-Editorial: Jerry Brown's overheated climate rhetoric.
GM, saved by federal loans a few years ago, desperately wants to avoid becoming the centerpiece of campaign rhetoric.
Signs point to mental illness, not political rhetoric.
Furthermore, we have the anti-Obama rhetoric offered by John Rowerdink ("How They Decide," June 27).
He further goes on with his empty rhetoric to say these are challenging times.
The Rhetorical Might That Mitt Is Missing.
The rhetoric of the 2012 Republicans suggests they want to go far ...
The speech was filled with so much twisted rhetoric that it was hard to identify any salient points.
He has a record of bad policies and anti-Israel rhetoric.
Lauren graduated with a master of arts degree in rhetoric and composition from Colorado State University.
Iran missile system tested, rhetoric sharpened on eve of NATO summit.
The Editor's Desk: Let's shelve the rhetoric and offer some prayers.

In science:

The paper of Linder and Miquel launches a primarily rhetorical attack on the model selection framework.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
We end by pointing out that this paper uses the rhetorical trick of attributing, without citation, and then rebutting, some vaguely ridiculous assertions supposedly held by model selection advocates.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
University of Chicago Press. Marcu, D., Carlson, L., & Okurowski, M. E. (2001). Building a discourse-tagged corpus in the framework of rhetorical structure theory. Proceedings of the 2nd SIGdial workshop on discourse and dialogue, Aalborg, Denmark, 2001, pp. 1-10. McEnery, T., Xia, R. & Tono, Y. (2006).
Development of a Conceptual Structure for a Domain-Specific Corpus
EVALUATION OF KNOWLEDGE MODEL In this section, we will discuss the procedure of developing a domain-specific ontology and framework for semantic relations. The results of rhetorical, topical, and discourse analysis are also outlined in this section. A.
A Corpus-based Evaluation of a Domain-specific Text to Knowledge Mapping Prototype
Rhetorical Analysis To find the stereotypical relations in the domain, RST proposed by Mann & Thompson is used as a descriptive tool.
A Corpus-based Evaluation of a Domain-specific Text to Knowledge Mapping Prototype