It is no long step from this to the rhetorical question and its formal answer "ay but——."
It is a rhetorical question purely, but she does not want to play.
Hush, Charles; it's a rhetorical question; he wants to answer it himself.
Yet a rhetorical question deserves to be raised: Does anyone know everything about sex?
He emitted a tremulous sigh before answering his own rhetorical ...