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Edmund Burke   /ˈɛdmənd bərk/   Listen
Edmund Burke

noun
1.
British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797).  Synonym: Burke.






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"Edmund Burke" Quotes from Famous Books



... following is the conclusion of an argument by Edmund Burke in which the speaker maintained that Warren Hastings should be impeached by the House of Commons. If it had been preceded by a clear "introduction" and convincing "proof," do you think that it would have made an ...
— Elements of Debating • Leverett S. Lyon

... most important of his friendships developed between him and such men of genius as Boswell, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Edmund Burke. Johnson's genius left no fit testimony of itself from his own hand. With all the greatness of his mind he had no talent in sufficient measure by which fully to express himself. He had no ear for music and no eye for painting, and the finest qualities in the creations ...
— Life of Johnson - Abridged and Edited, with an Introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood • James Boswell



Words linked to "Edmund Burke" :   statesman, public speaker, solon, national leader, speechmaker, speechifier, orator, rhetorician



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