Origin of rhetoric
Examples from the Web for rhetoric
“You try to always scratch where the itch is,” Huckabee said about his campaigning and rhetoric in the 2008 primary.
He has struck a promising tone these last few days with his rhetoric about trying to “see each other.”
Francis is well into his seventies, looks it, has a mild demeanor and soft speaking style; but his rhetoric is electrifying.
In return, Cuban rhetoric wholeheartedly blamed the United States for crippling their economy.
I saw it first hand during the conflict in Gaza this summer when friendships ended as the conflict and the rhetoric heated up.
It was, says Southey, a species of rhetoric in which they indulged freely, and exceeded all other sectarians.Library Notes|A. P. Russell
"Damn the stocks," began Mr. Stirn, plunging right in medias res, and by a fine use of one of the noblest figures of rhetoric.
I had not the energy to correct his rhetoric, or whatever it was, by explaining that a blow can't be bitter.The Brightener|C. N. Williamson
It is a good rule in travelling, as in rhetoric, to keep the best to the last, and wind up with a climax.From Egypt to Japan|Henry M. Field
The great Edmund Burke exhausted against it all his unrivalled powers of rhetoric.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3|John Charles Dent
British Dictionary definitions for rhetoric
Word Origin for rhetoric
Word Origin and History 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).