Grand seigneurs, like the prince of Conde, the duc de Nevers and the marquis de Vardes, were glad to vary the monotony of their feudal castles by listening to the eloquent rehearsals of Malebranche or Regis.
He is said to have been a good talker and an eloquent preacher.
His speeches in the chamber were always eloquent and powerful.
"He is," wrote the Venetian ambassador Giustiniani, "very handsome, learned, extremely eloquent, of vast ability and indefatigable.
He was an eloquent preacher, but his reputation rests chiefly on his expository works, which are said to have had a larger circulation both in Europe and America than any others of their class.
His Shosetsu Shinsui (Essentials of a Novel) was an eloquent plea for realism as contrasted with the artificiality of the characters depicted by Bakin, and his own works illustrative of this theory took the public by storm.
In 1842 he published a treatise on The Unity of the Church, and his reputation as an eloquent and earnest preacher being by this time considerable, he was in the same year appointed select preacher by his university, thus being called upon to fill from time to time the pulpit which Newman, as vicar of St Mary's, was just ceasing to occupy.
Preeminently he was a devout ecclesiastic, a "great priest"; and his sermons, both Anglican and Catholic, are marked by fervour and dignity, by a conviction of his own authoritative mission as preacher, and by an eloquent insistence on considerations such as warm the heart and bend the will rather than on such as force the intellect to assent.
It would be difficult to define very precisely the difference in French between a "conference" and a "sermon"; and the same difficulty seems to have been experienced in Greek by Photius, who says of the eloquent pulpit orations of Chrysostom, that they were oµLAiac rather than Aoyoc.
Although he was not eloquent and had a nasal voice, his hearers were 10th to miss any of his thoughtful teaching, which was unbiased and well expressed.
This champion of freedom was very eloquent as to the wrongs of the szlachta, and proposed that the assembly should proceed in a body to Warsaw and there formally renounce their allegiance.
John Paul Woronicz (1757-1829) born in Volhynia, and at the close of his life bishop of Warsaw and primate of Poland, was a very eloquent divine, and has been called the modern Skarga.
Eloquent prose, coupled with well-pitched humor, crosses the generation gap in a single fluent stride.
Beware of waxed strings made of candlewick - unless you like your director to wax eloquent while shedding little light.
He learned to be eloquent on the right occasion in order to be successful.
He made an eloquent plea for peace.
He was eloquent on the subject of the penetrometer.
I remember feeling a kind of calmness come over me as I primed the staff, and Jack's gaze became suddenly eloquent.
I try to avoid pens whenever I'm feeling it because pens try to make emotions eloquent, and they're not.
It was an extraordinary achievement, documented in a highly eloquent way.
Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for your extremely eloquent depiction of the global view.
She was eloquent of speech and endowed with endurance.
The machine is quite eloquent, but I would be concerned by the needy and slightly neurotic tone.
Yeshua, the king of kings, doesn't sound so eloquent, and seems to "debate."
I love their affectionate ways and the eloquent wag of their tails.
The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me.
When Miss Keller speaks, her face is animated and expresses all the modes of her thought--the expressions that make the features eloquent and give speech half its meaning.
But his silence was more eloquent than words.
Anatole was not quick-witted, nor ready or eloquent in conversation, but he had the faculty, so invaluable in society, of composure and imperturbable self-possession.
I could not be eloquent, nor could I frankly mention my doubts to the Brothers and to the Grand Master.
Thiers alone dedicates a few eloquent lines to their memory: "These wretches had occupied the sacred citadel, having supplied themselves with guns from the arsenal, and fired" (the wretches) "at the French.