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eloquence

EL'OQUENCE, n. [L. eloquentia, from eloquor, loquor, to speak; Gr. to crack, to sound, to speak. The primary sense is probably to burst with a sound; a fissure, from the same root; whence, to open or split; whence L. lacero, to tear; and hence perhaps Eng. a leak.]

1. Oratory; the act or the art of speaking well, or with fluency and elegance. Eloquence comprehends a good elocution or utterance; correct; appropriate and rich expressions, with fluency, animation and suitable action. Hence eloquence is adapted to please, affect and persuade. Demosthenes in Greece, Cicero in Rome, lord Chatham and Burke in Great Britain, were distinguished for their eloquence in declamation, debate or argument.

2. The power of speaking with fluency and elegance.

3. Elegant language, uttered with fluency and animation.

She uttereth piercing eloquence.

4. It is sometimes applied to written language.



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EL'OQUENCE, n. [L. eloquentia, from eloquor, loquor, to speak; Gr. to crack, to sound, to speak. The primary sense is probably to burst with a sound; a fissure, from the same root; whence, to open or split; whence L. lacero, to tear; and hence perhaps Eng. a leak.]

1. Oratory; the act or the art of speaking well, or with fluency and elegance. Eloquence comprehends a good elocution or utterance; correct; appropriate and rich expressions, with fluency, animation and suitable action. Hence eloquence is adapted to please, affect and persuade. Demosthenes in Greece, Cicero in Rome, lord Chatham and Burke in Great Britain, were distinguished for their eloquence in declamation, debate or argument.

2. The power of speaking with fluency and elegance.

3. Elegant language, uttered with fluency and animation.

She uttereth piercing eloquence.

4. It is sometimes applied to written language.

EL'O-QUENCE, n. [L. eloquentia, from eloquor, loquor, to speak; Gr. ληκεω, λακεω, to crack, to sound, to speak. The primary sense is probably to burst with a sound, for the Gr. has λακις, a fissure, from the same root; whence λακιζω, to open or split; whence L. lacero, to tear; and hence perhaps Eng. a leak. Qu. the root of clack. See Class Lg, No. 51, 57.]

  1. The expression of strong emotion, in a manner adapted to excite correspondent emotions in others. The word, in its best extensive signification, comprehends every mode in which deep feeling may be expressed, either by words, tones, looks or gestures. Eloquence therefore requires, in its most perfect form, a vigorous understanding, a glowing imagination, appropriate and rich language, with fluency, animation and suitable action. Hence, eloquence is adapted to please, affect and persuade. Demosthenes in Greece, Cicero in Rome, Lord Chatham and Burke in Great Britain, and Fisher Ames in the United States, were distinguished for their eloquence in declamation and debate.
  2. The power of expressing strong emotions with fluency and force.
  3. Forcible language, which gives utterance to deep emotion. She uttereth piercing eloquence. Shak.
  4. It is sometimes applied to written language.

El"o*quence
  1. Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.

    Eloquence is speaking out . . . out of the abundance of the heart. Hare.

  2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.

    Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes. Pope.

    The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence. Macaulay.

  3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.

    O, let my books be then the eloquence
    And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.
    Shak.

    Syn. -- Oratory; rhetoric.

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Eloquence

EL'OQUENCE, noun [Latin eloquentia, from eloquor, loquor, to speak; Gr. to crack, to sound, to speak. The primary sense is probably to burst with a sound; a fissure, from the same root; whence, to open or split; whence Latin lacero, to tear; and hence perhaps Eng. a leak.]

1. Oratory; the act or the art of speaking well, or with fluency and elegance. eloquence comprehends a good elocution or utterance; correct; appropriate and rich expressions, with fluency, animation and suitable action. Hence eloquence is adapted to please, affect and persuade. Demosthenes in Greece, Cicero in Rome, lord Chatham and Burke in Great Britain, were distinguished for their eloquence in declamation, debate or argument.

2. The power of speaking with fluency and elegance.

3. Elegant language, uttered with fluency and animation.

She uttereth piercing eloquence

4. It is sometimes applied to written language.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. A white fluid or liquor, secreted by certain glands in female animals, and drawn from the breasts for the nourishment of their young.

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MILK, v.t. [L. mulgeo.]

1. To draw or press milk from the breasts by the hand, as, to milk a cow.

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