What does the word rhetoric mean?

Usage examples for rhetoric

  1. To be a good farmer no great amount of rhetoric is needed. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  2. I only want to write semi- historical rhetoric on the spot. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  3. In those days, rhetoric led to everything. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand