adverb see rhetorical

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rhetorically — rhe|tor|ic|al|ly [ rı tɔrıkli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that expects or wants no answer: What is the alternative? he asked rhetorically. 2. ) using or relating to RHETORIC …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rhetorically — UK [rɪˈtɒrɪk(ə)lɪ] / US [rɪˈtɔrɪk(ə)lɪ] adverb 1) in a way that expects or wants no answer What is the alternative? he asked rhetorically. 2) using or relating to rhetoric …   English dictionary

  • rhetorically — rhetorical ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or concerned with rhetoric. 2) expressed in terms intended to persuade or impress. 3) (of a question) asked for effect or to make a statement rather than to obtain an answer. DERIVATIVES rhetorically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • rhetorically — adverb in a rhetorical manner What can be done? he asked rhetorically • Derived from adjective: ↑rhetorical …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhetorically — Rhetorical Rhe*tor ic*al, a. [L. rhetoricus, Gr. ????. See {Rhetoric}.] Of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as, the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish. [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhetorically — See rhetorical. * * * …   Universalium

  • rhetorically — adverb a) in a rhetorical manner b) with reference to rhetoric …   Wiktionary

  • rhetorically — adv. bombastically, pompously; in a rhetorical manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhetorically — rhe·tor·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • speak rhetorically — index declaim Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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