from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A question to which no answer is expected, often used for rhetorical effect.
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- n. A question posed only for dramatic or persuasive effect.
- n. A question to which the asker does not expect an answer.
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- n. a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
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