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Rhetorician meaning

rhetorician - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. One well versed in the rules and principles of rhetoric.
  2. 2. A teacher of rhetoric.
  3. 3. An orator; specifically, an artificial orator without genuine eloquence; a declaimer.
  4. 4. Suitable to a master of rhetoric.
  5. 5. One versed in rhetoric; an orator.

rhetorician - examples of usage

  1. We find a few vivid touches, as in this half- line- Terra abit in nimbos imbresque, but we fail to recognise not only the 'disjecti membra poetae, ' but even the elements of the rhetorician, or of the ironical humourist- Parcentis viribus atque Extenuantis eas consulto. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. He had the rhetorician's love of fine, telling phrases, and startling effects. - "Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius", Samuel Dill.
  3. But unfortunately a mass of evidence goes to show that in many cases the lecturing philosopher became a mere showy rhetorician. - "Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius", Samuel Dill.
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