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eloquent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eloquent  \El"o*quent\,  a.  [F.  ['e]loquent,  L.  eloquens,  -entis, 
  p.  pr  of  eloqui  to  speak  out  declaim;  e  +  loqui  to  speak. 
  See  {Loquacious}.] 
  1.  Having  the  power  of  expressing  strong  emotions  or  forcible 
  arguments  in  an  elevated,  impassioned,  and  effective 
  manner;  as  an  eloquent  orator  or  preacher. 
 
  O  Death,  all-eloquent!  You  only  prove  What  dust  we 
  dote  on  when  't  is  man  we  love.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Adapted  to  express  strong  emotion  or  to  state  facts 
  arguments  with  fluency  and  power;  as  an  eloquent  address 
  or  statement;  an  eloquent  appeal  to  a  jury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eloquent 
  adj  :  expressing  yourself  readily,  clearly,  effectively;  "able  to 
  dazzle  with  his  facile  tongue";  "silver  speech"  [syn:  {facile}, 
  {fluent},  {silver},  {silver-tongued},  {smooth-spoken}] 




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