Rhetórical. adj. [rhetoricus, Lat. from rhetorick.] Pertaining to rhetorick; oratorial; figurative.
The apprehension is so deeply riveted into my mind, that rhetorical flourishes cannot at all loosen it. More.
Because Brutus and Cassius met a blackmore, and Pompey had on a dark garmet at Pharsalia, these were presages of their overthrow, which notwithstanding are scarce rhetorical sequels; concluding metaphors from realities, and from conceptions metaphorical inferring realities again. Brown.
The subject moral, logical, or rhetorical, which does not come under our senses. Watt's Improvement of the Mind.