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
The real estate investor hopes the world looks beyond political rhetoric and posturing to the rapid development and prosperity of South Korea.
That represents a 46 percent increase in incidents involving hate violence and biased political rhetoric over the period between Nov. 1, 2015, and Nov 8, 2016, when a total of 207 had occurred, the report said.
Trump's notion of a border wall has dominated national news, but what of the real people on both sides that are affected by all the rhetoric?
For others, Saturday's march was an opportunity to express their displeasure with the president's rhetoric on immigration.
But there were a few signs that emerged in 2016, before the presidential election began inflaming anti-Muslim rhetoric, that the BDS movement was in the early stages locally under the guidance of the Palestinian Solidarity Committee in New Orleans.
Reports of hate speech — anti-immigrant far-right rhetoric, but also anti-Semitic rants from newcomers arriving from the Mid-East and Africa — skyrocketed.
And since President Donald Trump was elected, college administrators say, his rhetoric and more restrictive views on immigration have made the U.S. even less attractive to international students.
The rhetoric of empathy turned out to be integral to Third Coast: throughout the conference it was brought up repeatedly.
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Origin and Etymology of rhetoric
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
gift of gab;
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