eloquence eloquence  /ˈɛ lə kwəns/


  • (n) powerful and effective language



  1. She raucously engages both the broad sweep of the big picture and the eloquence of the telling detail.
  2. Heroic eloquence has made more difference in the world than Westerners are now comfortable in admitting.
  3. Visual eloquence, he was convinced, was far more persuasive, more poignant, than labored narratives, verbose logic or empty promises.


  1. Artist of the week: Storm Sermay

    Storm Sermay captures the beauty of a stark Death Valley landscape with Ansel Adams' eloquence. See also brings a unique perspective to exotic landscapes, nature scenes, descansos, old cemeteries and churches. She finds an ethereal and sometimes startlingly gritty beauty in the "old and rusted."
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  2. Review: Susan Sontag is doubled in new play homage

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you recall your youthful diaries or journals as being on the shallow side, you'll really cringe when comparing them to the ambitious eloquence to be found in essayist Susan Sontag's published journals.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Jason Isbell: Literary, But Keeping An Edge On 'Southeastern'

    When Jason Isbell was part of Drive-By Truckers , his guitar contributed to the band's sometimes magnificent squall of noise, while his songwriting contributed to the eloquence that raised the band high in the Southern rock pantheon. But the group was led by two other first-rate songwriters, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas


  1. "Have no doubt about the capabilities of Sen. Obama to a debate. He's very, very good," McCain said. "He was able to defeat Sen. Hillary Clinton, who, as we all know, is very accomplished. He was able to, with his eloquence, inspire a great...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "But my friends, eloquence is not substitute for a record, not in these tough times," Lieberman said. "In the Senate, during the three-and-a-half years that Senator Obama has been a senator, he has not reached across party lines to accomplish...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Joe Lieberman Source: AFP

  3. "He has the style of an insurance policy writer," says Joseph Ellis, author of the million-selling "Founding Brothers" and of "His Excellency," a best seller about George Washington. "The Madison papers have very few moments of eloquence."
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: Joseph Ellis Source: 33 KDAF-TV

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affectation affectation
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