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with his pervasive, magniloquent sense that nothing will avail.
And then she sat at the top of the stairs and wept, for her failure and for her loneliness; for the impossibility of protecting any friend against danger; for her first memory of Mim, magniloquent and so strangely fearful, and f or Mim's new courage.
First, Scaliger explains at some length the three styles (high or magniloquent, unornamented or plain, middle or mediocre), their effects, uses, and means.
Samuel Smith, an American lady, known to my cousin, asked for my accompaniment to a magniloquent lecture the other evening.
Nash stresses the element of 'witting' persuasion involving in rhetoric and he notes that there 'is always an element of complicity'; rhetoric 'can be magniloquent, or charming, or forceful, or devious, but whatever its manner it seeks assiduously to involve an accomplice in its designs' (1989: 1).
By decree King Priam is called by increasingly magniloquent titles even as his power crumbles.
MAGNILOQUENT A Opulent B Badly behaved C Lofty who am I?
It was the greatest book to come out of that war: Churchill's magniloquent sorrow for the suffering of the men in the trenches is as powerful as that of the finest war poets; his anger scathing at the politicians who called down the cataclysm and the generals who dragged the slaughter out to no decent end; yet his conviction is adamant that the political and military vocations remain indispensable to civilized life at its best.
But we are less likely to swoon at the effect than a native speaker; in fact, we are liable to be wary of such effects as overly sonorous, excessively magniloquent.
And so it comes that themes like these: 'the reward of the king-killer', or 'the outraged maid's alternatives', or 'the incestuous mother', and all the other topics that are treated every day in the school, but seldom or never in actual practice, are set forth in magniloquent phraseology.
A feature of Young's intellectual project is to incorporate the Elizabethan delight in metaphors both decorous and indecorous, constantly embellishing her prose with a poetic juxtaposition of the grand with the prosaic, "a constant alternation of the magniloquent and the colloquial" (Tuve 215).