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eloquence


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eloquence  \El"o*quence\,  n.  [F.  ['e]loquence,  L.  eloquentia  fr 
  eloquens.  See  {Eloquent}.] 
  1.  Fluent,  forcible,  elegant,  and  persuasive  speech  in 
  public;  the  power  of  expressing  strong  emotions  in 
  striking  and  appropriate  language  either  spoken  or 
  written,  thereby  producing  conviction  or  persuasion. 
 
  Eloquence  is  speaking  out  .  .  .  out  of  the  abundance 
  of  the  heart.  --Hare. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Whatever  produces  the  effect  of  moving  and 
  persuasive  speech. 
 
  Silence  that  spoke  and  eloquence  of  eyes.  --Pope. 
 
  The  hearts  of  men  are  their  books;  events  are  their 
  tutors;  great  actions  are  their  eloquence. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  eloquently  uttered  or  written. 
 
  O,  let  my  books  be  then  the  eloquence  And  dumb 
  presagers  of  my  speaking  breast.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Oratory;  rhetoric. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eloquence 
  n  :  powerful  and  effective  language  [syn:  {fluency}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ELOQUENCE,  n.  The  art  of  orally  persuading  fools  that  white  is  the 
  color  that  it  appears  to  be  It  includes  the  gift  of  making  any  color 
  appear  white. 
 
 




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