Origin of rhetoric
Related Words for rhetoricoratory, hyperbole, grandiloquence, bombast, magniloquence, verbosity, pomposity, elocution, eloquence, rant, discourse, oration, address, balderdash, fustian, composition
Examples from the Web for rhetoric
Contemporary Examples of rhetoric
“You try to always scratch where the itch is,” Huckabee said about his campaigning and rhetoric in the 2008 primary.Why This Liberal Hearts Huckabee
January 6, 2015
He has struck a promising tone these last few days with his rhetoric about trying to “see each other.”Memo to Cops: Criticisms Aren’t Attacks
December 28, 2014
Francis is well into his seventies, looks it, has a mild demeanor and soft speaking style; but his rhetoric is electrifying.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
In return, Cuban rhetoric wholeheartedly blamed the United States for crippling their economy.Cuba Is A Kleptocracy, Not Communist
December 19, 2014
I saw it first hand during the conflict in Gaza this summer when friendships ended as the conflict and the rhetoric heated up.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of rhetoric
But the art, as far as there is an art, of rhetoric does not lie in the direction of Lysias or Thrasymachus.
But the art is not that which is taught in the schools of rhetoric; it is nearer akin to philosophy.
We see therefore that even in rhetoric an element of truth is required.
This is not an easy task, and this, if there be such an art, is the art of rhetoric.
But I still want to know where and how the true art of rhetoric and persuasion is to be acquired.
Word Origin for rhetoric
early 14c., from Old French rethorique, from Latin rhetorice, from Greek rhetorike techne "art of an orator," from rhetor (genitive rhetoros) "speaker, orator, teacher of rhetoric," related to rhesis "speech," rhema "word, phrase, verb," literally "that which is spoken," from PIE *wre-tor-, from root *were- "to speak" (cf. Old English word, Latin verbum, Greek eirein "to say;" see verb).