They masquerade as intellectual contests, but are really just showcases for rhetorical cleverness and public charisma.
Netanyahu no doubt believes he bought himself some time with his rhetorical shift on the two-state solution.
Instead, Burkman asked a rhetorical question, “Do I want to enter a business of prescribing what is indecent?”
But this new flavor of rhetorical flimflam is still pretty, well, whack.
When Gingrich was behind, the rhetorical bomb throwing and moderator-bashing made sense.
This able and resolute commander won in this fight the rhetorical but well merited name of "the Rock of Chickamauga."
For I do not imagine that I have any rhetorical art of my own.
Father Forbes, after his rhetorical outburst, and been eating.
The Menexenus has more the character of a rhetorical exercise than any other of the Platonic works.
"Smile" needs rigorous metrical and rhetorical revision to escape puerility.
mid-15c., "eloquent," from Latin rhetoricus, from Greek rhetorikos "oratorical, rhetorical; skilled in speaking," from rhetor "orator" (see rhetoric). Meaning "pertaining to rhetoric" is from 1520s. Rhetorical question is from 1670s. Related: Rhetorically.