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Eloquence meaning

eloquence - 4 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
  3. 3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.
  4. 4. Beauty, strength, and fitness of speech.

eloquence - examples of usage

  1. Everything was quiet now, the prophet wasn't bothering anybody- Suddenly, at the height of his eloquence, T- S stopped; and it seemed to me as if he jumped a foot out of his chair. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. I might go on, but I suppose that until I hear from you I had better give you as little of my eloquence as possible. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. At length, however, finding that their eloquence had no effect, they retreated through the door that we had left open. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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