from The Century Dictionary.
- Demonstrative; serving for exhibition or display: applied to that department of oratory which comprises orations not aiming directly at a practical result, but of a purely rhetorical character.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Serving to explain; demonstrative.
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- adjective Serving to
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This is to misread my remarks in A Better Guide Than Reason, where I argue that there is an analogy between Lincoln's use of epidictic rhetoric and what the ancient rhetoricians call the "Asiatic style" — the idiom of priests/kings.