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Definition of Eloquence

  ELOQUENCE   noun
The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be.  It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?el?ukw?ns n. 1 fluent and effective use of language. 2 rhetoric. [ME f. OF f. L eloquentia f. eloqui speak out (as E-, loqui speak)]

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