- n. Plural form of rhetorician.
“But sometimes descriptivists are guilty of, at the least, a basic misunderstanding: they think that the iffy, messy, unscientific, but nevertheless useful advice of rhetoricians is a feckless attempt to do what the linguist is doing: articulate consistent algorithms of language, to arrive at scientific laws which can admit of no exceptions.”
“Early in the first century the censors issued an edict forbidding certain Latin rhetoricians to teach.”
“But is interesting, to put it mildly, to hear one of the Bush Administration’s main rhetoricians locate the lost golden age at 1992 and 2000.”
“GORGIAS: And you will observe, Socrates, that when a decision has to be given in such matters the rhetoricians are the advisers; they are the men who win their point.”
“These corrupt comedians, called rhetoricians," says the Walloon contemporary already cited, "afforded much amusement to the people.”
“Words do matter and the writers of the Constitution were consumnate rhetoricians.”
“The Rhetoric is regarded by most rhetoricians as "the most important single work on persuasion ever written.”
“It's now become de rigueur among the radical right wing rhetoricians to characterize any government support of America's green energy sector as wasteful, fruitless, and scandalous.”
“All of us seem to be following in the footsteps of our leader, the president, Mr. Barack Obama -- we're all becoming great rhetoricians with speeches and interviews, but we're failing to act -- to mobilize action on climate change.”
“Classical Roman rhetoricians taught the technique as “imitatio.””
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