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  • adj. Not rhetorical

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  • adj. not rhetorical


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  • I'm not sure about bombastic; one of the many virtues of this exciting production is that it gives us an intimate, stripped‑down and mercifully unrhetorical version of Schiller's great 1800 romantic tragedy.

    Mary Stuart – review

  • In 1985, Elizabeth Rawson, fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, speculated that it would probably have been in the Hellenistic tradition of biography—a literary form written in an unpretentious, unrhetorical style; it might quote documents, but it liked apophthegms by its subject, and it could be gossipy and irresponsible . . .


  • And, in that respect, this somewhat unrhetorical inaugural address may be appropriate, because this is -- what is going on now is too big for rhetoric.

    CNN Transcript Jan 20, 2009

  • Dole, this unrhetorical, almost anti-rhetorical man, is seeking an office whose constitutional powers are weak but whose rhetorical potential is great.

    Good Man . . . Wrong Job?

  • During some years I hoped that she DID live; and I suppose that, in the literal and unrhetorical use of the word

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • Never use such unrhetorical and laugh-provoking lines as the grotesquely familiar "and then to him I did say."

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • Pablo said to him seriously and Robert Jordan saw how unrhetorical was the question.

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

  • His style, simple and unrhetorical, is the more noteworthy for having attained its simplicity in the golden age of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Though a "dull and tedious preacher", most confused and unrhetorical, the weight of his learning was felt.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • He displays much affection for the dead bishop, and has written a plain and simple narrative, unrhetorical and truthful.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon


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