What does the word eloquence mean?

Usage examples for eloquence

  1. Merthyr quitted the place rather impressed by his eloquence, but unfavourably by his feverish look. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  2. She listened with delight and eagerness, and her eye, frequently, when my friend's eloquence was most affecting, appealed to me. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  3. Not from its beauty, yet it may have been beautiful; nor from its youth, for the woman before me was not youthful, but from the extraordinary eloquence of its expression caught at a rare moment when the heart, which gave it life, was full. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green