rhetorician

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rhetorician a person who delivers a speech or oration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rhetorician A teacher of rhetoric. "The ancient sophists and rhetoricians , which ever had young auditors, lived till they were an hundred years old."
    • Rhetorician An orator; specifically, an artificial orator without genuine eloquence; a declaimer.
    • Rhetorician One well versed in the rules and principles of rhetoric. "The understanding is that by which a man becomes a mere logician and a mere rhetorician ."
    • a Rhetorician Suitable to a master of rhetoric. "With rhetorician pride."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhetorician A teacher of rhetoric or oratory; one who teaches the art of correct and effective speech or composition.
    • n rhetorician One who is versed in the art and principles of rhetoric; especially, one who employs rhetorical aid in speech or written composition; in general, a public speaker, especially one who speaks for show; a declaimer.
    • rhetorician Belonging to or befitting a master of rhetoric.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rhetorician one who teaches the art of rhetoric: an orator
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. rhétoricien,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. rhetorica (ars)—Gr. rhētorikē (technē), the rhetorical (art)—rhētōr, a public speaker—erein, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

Peter, Consul (516) and rhetorician, ambassador from Justinian to Theodahad, 46, 47; x.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
G. B. S. in argument with an individualist showed himself, as a rule, much the better economist and much the worse rhetorician.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
We know that the rhetorician, Marius Victorinus, (about 350) translated the writings of Plotinus.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
The rhetorician Quintilian was born at Calagurris Nassica about A.D. 35.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
M. Schlegel said, that he could fancy he was listening to that rhetorician who pronounced a discourse on the art of war to Hannibal.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445" by Various
The rhetorician exaggerates and hurls his thunders on flowers.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Both were real rhetoricians.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
For after all that has been said of Bacon and his philosophy, he was a rhetorician rather than a philosopher.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Seneca was the most eminent writer, rhetorician, and orator of his time.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
His companions were Virgil, Varius, Plotius, and the Greek rhetorician, Heliodorus.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
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In poetry:

Though fired with innocent ambition,
Bowden, great Nature's rhetorician,
More flowers than Burke produces;
And though he's skill'd more roots to find,
Than ever stock'd an Hebrew's mind,
And knows their various uses.
"Ode To Dragon" by Hannah More

In news:

As a rhetorician and orator, Cicero was without peer, but he was also a superb storyteller.
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