unrhetorical


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unrhetorical

(ˌʌnrɪˈtɒrɪkəl)
adj
not rhetorical; literal; plainspoken
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unrhetorical - not rhetorical
informal - used of spoken and written language
literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
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Bush's time in office as an "unrhetorical rhetorical presidency," in that Bush was not widely regarded as an effective speaker but nevertheless had to operate within the rules of the rhetorical presidency.
Personification is still there in the form of an apparently natural and unrhetorical combination of words, "leg of the table," which, needless to say, is the proper term for what is personified in the original sentence as Pip's old and close friend.
Her responses are low key, unrhetorical, and devastating.
Scripture breaks in, with its magnificently unrhetorical, yet commanding and irresistible authority in a phrase like "Follow me" ("Viemmi retro"), or again in the inverted echoes of the Magnificat (Luke 1:52): "calcando i buoni e sollevando i pravi" ("treading under the good and exalting the wicked," 105).
Bush and the Unrhetorical Rhetorical Presidency." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 6 (Fall): 465-86.
For Africa is the unhistorical Unremembering, unrhetorical Undeveloped spirit involved In the conditions of nature--Man That black image of stone hath delved On the threshold where history began.
Bush and the Unrhetorical Rhetorical Presidency," Rhetoric & Public Affairs 6 (2003): 465-486; Fred.
While the former is static, decidedly unrhetorical, the latter, Crosswhite maintains, is less a model and more a philosophical effort to set the boundaries of argument and the sources of argument invention.
"Yes, indeed," comes the unwelcome, wholly unrhetorical reply, "we can, and we do:'