What does the word rhetorical mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Rhetorically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to rhetoric: oratorical.

Usage examples for rhetorical

  1. But we have no sufficient grounds to assume that he introduced arbitrary and material alterations into his translations or even that he greatly elaborated the rhetorical passages of the original text or invested them with an altogether different garb. – Iranian Influence on Moslem Literature, Part I by M. Inostranzev
  2. He is a fine orator, and makes up by his round sentences and choice phrases for the rhetorical deficiencies of his chief, who, to speak the truth, is somewhat curt and husky. – The Infernal Marriage by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. Slowly its rhetorical power has won foothold in the language. – The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum by Wallace Irwin
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