Origin of eloquence
Examples from the Web for eloquence
Wall Street Journal: “Begley has a great many strengths—concision, eloquence, an eagle eye—and few of the usual shortcomings.”
As sometime Davos attendee Bill Clinton once said, “Explanation is eloquence.”Obama Wants to Fight Income Inequality…With More Free Trade?|Lloyd Green|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He turned his trial into an indictment of apartheid because of his eloquence and passion, but also his training as an advocate.Full Text of President Obama's Eulogy for Nelson Mandela|The Daily Beast|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His eloquence can require a healthy discount to make distinct the difference between words and actions.
Just days later, Democrats rehabilitated the uses of eloquence.Obama, Clinton Scored Back to Back Home Runs With Their Speeches|Robert Shrum|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In these debates Lincoln often seemed like one transfigured—carried away by his own eloquence and the force of his conviction.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne
But poor Markham had all the eloquence of a partially ruined man.At His Gates, Vol. 1(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Nikolai Artemyevitch was admiring his own eloquence as he talked.On the Eve|Ivan Turgenev
Sir Michael, not possessing the gift of eloquence himself, beckoned to his elder brother to speak.Tales From Jkai|Mr Jkai
Neither of these four distinct examples of argument and eloquence has ever been surpassed in their separate fields.Abraham Lincoln|William Eleroy Curtis
late 14c., from Old French eloquence (12c.), from Latin eloquentia, from eloquentem (nominative eloquens) "eloquent," present participle of eloqui "speak out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + loqui "to speak" (see locution). Earlier in same sense was eloquency (mid-14c.).