Origin of eloquent
Examples from the Web for eloquent
He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of Nazism.
For her part, Michele, in interviews, is eloquent, to the point, and assured.
In the eloquent words of colonial preacher John Winthrop, “When a man is to wade through deep water, there is required tallness.”For Short Men in 2014, The News Is Surprisingly Good|Kevin Bleyer|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What happened to that hopeful, eloquent man we elected in 2008?
For a Green candidate caricatured as an ultraliberal, he is eloquent in defense of conservative values.
It had been his ambition to make of his son a renowned minister who should shine in controversy, and an eloquent preacher.The Insect|Jules Michelet
And he was also a brilliant orator, passionately fond of eloquent speech.The Quest for a Lost Race|Thomas E. Pickett
Far from this, they are eloquent in their denunciations of play.Arthur O'Leary|Charles James Lever
In her conversation, her pulpit, her literature, it is her most frequent and eloquent figure.Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He quickly gained a high reputation as a preacher and as an eloquent speaker on political subjects.
Word Origin for eloquent
late 14c., from Old French eloquent, from Latin eloquentem (nominative eloquens), present participle of eloqui "to speak out" (see eloquence). Related: Eloquently.