Eloquence to Emasculate
(El"o*quence) n. [F. éloquence, L. eloquentia, fr. eloquens. See Eloquent.]
1. Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in
striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.
Eloquence is speaking out . . . out of the abundance of the heart.Hare.
2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes.Pope.
The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence.Macaulay.
3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.
O, let my books be then the eloquenceShak.
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.
Syn. Oratory; rhetoric.
(El"o*quent) a. [F. éloquent, L. eloquens, -entis, p. pr. of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e +
loqui to speak. See Loquacious.]
1. Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned,
and effective manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher.
O Death, all-eloquent! You only provePope.
What dust we dote on when 't is man we love.
2. Adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent
address or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury.
(El"o*quent*ly), adv. In an eloquent manner.
(El"rich or El"ritch), a. Ghastly; preternatural. Same as Eldritch. [Scot. & Local, Eng.]
(Else) a. & pron. [OE. & AS. elles otherwise, gen. sing. of an adj. signifying other; akin to OHG.
elles otherwise, OSw. äljes, Sw. eljest, Goth. aljis, adj., other, L. alius, Gr. . Cf. Alias, Alien.] Other; one
or something beside; as, Who else is coming? What else shall I give? Do you expect anything else?
"Bastards and else." Shak.
This word always follows its noun. It is usual to give the possessive form to else rather than to the
substantive; as, somebody else's; no one else's. "A boy who is fond of somebody else's pencil case."
G. Eliot. "A suit of clothes like everybody else's." Thackeray.
(Else), adv. & conj.
1. Besides; except that mentioned; in addition; as, nowhere else; no one else.
2. Otherwise; in the other, or the contrary, case; if the facts were different.
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it.Ps. li. 16.
After &lsquoor', else is sometimes used expletively, as simply noting an alternative. "Will you give thanks,
. . . or else shall I?" Shak.
1. In any other place; as, these trees are not to be found elsewhere.