Examples of rhetoric in a Sentence
- The media almost never discuss what the sweeping dismantling of public services inherent in the rhetoric of the antigovernment movement would mean in practice. —E. J. Dionne, Jr., Commonweal, 20 Nov. 2009
- What they are in reality are the romantic words of a man who needs glorious rhetoric to cover up murderous reality. —Pete Hamill, Cosmopolitan, April 1976
- No speech could have been more thoroughly honest in its intention: the frigid rhetoric at the end was as sincere as the bark of a dog, or the cawing of an amorous rook. —George Eliot, Middlemarch, 1872
- Otherwise he might have been a great general, blowing up all sorts of towns, or he might have been a great politician, dealing in all sorts of parliamentary rhetoric; but as it was, he and the Court of Chancery had fallen upon each other in the pleasantest way, and nobody was much the worse … —Charles Dickens, Bleak House, 1852-53
a college course in rhetoric
the mayor's promise to fight drugs was just rhetoric, since there was no money in the city budget for a drug program
Recent Examples of rhetoric from the Web
After all, even if the president’s rhetoric hasn’t always been tough on Russia, the administration’s actions have been.
But Democrats contend that all the Trump White House’s rhetoric, threats and actual action around dismantling the ACA have caused insurance companies to raise rates further.
The effects of the administration’s immigration policies and Mr. Trump’s rhetoric about infestations of immigrants are already being debated here, in Amharic, Somali, Korean, Spanish and Hindi.
His campaign rhetoric did not vary much from his earlier runs for president.
Moran’s comments contrast sharply with Trump’s rhetoric about Russia.
Lankford, who has moved to spearhead a short-term congressional fix on the family separation issue, acknowledged that Trump’s rhetoric on immigration has been polarizing.
Unfortunately, the group chat is part of a larger trend of incidents that have ramped up since Trump's election because racists feel emboldened by his rhetoric.
The comments about Kim's actions somewhat echoed rhetoric Trump had used previously to defend Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Origin and Etymology of rhetoric
gift of gab;
RHETORIC Defined for English Language Learners
: language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable
: the art or skill of speaking or writing formally and effectively especially as a way to persuade or influence people
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