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Rhetorician (noun)

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Rhetorícian. n.s. [rhetorician, Fr. rhetor, Lat.] One who teaches the science of rhetorick.

The ancient sophists and rhetoricians, which ever had young auditors, lived till they were an hundred years old. Bacon.

'Tis the business of rhetoricians to treat the characters of the passions. Dryden's Dufresnoy.

A man may be a very good rhetorician, and yet at the same time a mean orator. Baker's Reflections on Learning.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Baker, Thomas (10) · Dryden, John (788)

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