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The strength and the eloquence were on the side of the opposition, but the votes were for the Government.

His eloquence was proverbial, both in congress, and at home.

And what is the eloquence that gives rise to all these passions?

He persuaded, by his eloquence compelled, me to return to this castle.

Her beauty had even greater claim to regard than his eloquence.

Mrs. Mellish paused, blushing a little at the echo of her own eloquence.

"That was logic and eloquence," added Mowbray, turning to me.

At this point Francois's fine flow of eloquence was interrupted.

There were many in the House of Commons of far greater ability and eloquence.

Patriotism with them was rather a subject for eloquence than use.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French eloquence (12c.), from Latin eloquentia, from eloquentem (nominative eloquens) "eloquent," present participle of eloqui "speak out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + loqui "to speak" (see locution). Earlier in same sense was eloquency (mid-14c.).

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