She ignored his rhetorical questions.
There is no contemporary authority for the charge, which seems to appear first in Redman's rhetorical history of Henry V., written in 1540 with an eye to the political situation at that time.
The younger generation, in view of the requirements and criticism of a reading public, cultivated the art of composition and rhetorical embellishment.
C. Licinius Macer (died 66), who has been called the last of the annalists, wrote a voluminous work, which, although he paid great attention to the study of his authorities, was too rhetorical, and exaggerated the achievements of his own family.
His work was overloaded with rhetorical embellishment, which he was the first to introduce into Roman history.
Modern historians, although less rhetorical, speak in the highest terms of the importance of Magna Carta, the view of most of them being summed up in the words of Dr Stubbs: "The whole of the constitutional history of England is a commentary on this charter."
CORNIFICIUS, the author of a work on rhetorical figures, and perhaps of a general treatise (ars, Tixvn) on the art of rhetoric (Quintilian, Instit., iii.
The style of Cassianus is slovenly, and shows no literary polish, but its directsimplicityis far superior to the rhetorical affectations which disfigure most of the writings of that age.
The rhetorical schools experienced a brilliant revival under Constantine and his successors, when Athens became the alma mater of many notable men, including Julian, Libanius, Basil and Gregory of Nazianzus, and in her professors owned the last representatives of a humane and moralized paganism.
He was assisted, from about 1463 onwards, by his disciple and continuator, Jean Molinet, whose rhetorical and redundant style may be fairly traced in some passages of the Chronique.
His French style, based partly on his Latin reading, has, together with its undeniable vigour and picturesqueness, the characteristic redundance and rhetorical quality of the Burgundian school.
He was the author of numerous rhetorical and theological works.
1901) frankly describes the condition of ecclesiastical biblical studies; Monseigneur Mignot, archbishop of Albi, Lettres sur les etudes ecclesiastiques 1900-1901 (collected ed., Paris, 1908) and "Critique et tradition" in Le Correspondant (Paris, Toth January 1904), the utterances of a finely trained judgment; Mgr Le Camus, bishop of La Rochelle, Fausse Exegese, mauvaise theologie (Paris, 1902), a timid, mostly rhetorical, scholar's protest; Pere Lagrange, a Dominican who has done much for the spread of Old Testament criticism, La Methode historique, surtout a propos de l'Ancien Testament (Paris, 1903) and Eclaircissement to same (ibid.
Sermo, a discourse), an oration delivered from a pulpit with fullness and rhetorical effect.
His tiresome display of learning, rhetorical exaggeration and ornamentations make him difficult to read, which no doubt accounts for his unpopularity in ancient times.
Up to this time Polish literature, although frequently rhetorical and too much tinctured with classical influences, had still exhibited signs of genius.
Priscian's three short treatises dedicated to Symmachus are on weights and measures, the metres of Terence, and some rhetorical elements (exercises translated from the Hpoyvµvaaµara of Hermogenes).
Was it some kind of rhetorical flourish, just words that sounded good?
It was a rhetorical question and, to those posing it, simply a wish—just another way to say, "Why can't we all just get along?"
I am not posing a naïve, rhetorical question.