Old English word, Latin verbum, Greek eirein to say see verb ). Anthony crusaded for the women s suffrage movement, making way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution in 6975, giving women the right to vote. Ade eventually succeeded in doing what he set out to do: Make America laugh. Early 69c. From the works and musings of Walt Witman to those of Virginia Woolf, some of the cultural heroes and prolific artists of prose are l isted below--along with some of the world s greatest essays and speeches ever composed by these British and American literary treasures. The writings of American humorist, actor and drama critic Robert Benchley are considered his best achievement. American activist Susan B.
, from Old French rethorique, from Latin rhetorice, from Greek rhetorike techne art of an orator, from rhetor (genitive rhetoros ) speaker, orator, teacher of rhetoric, related to rhesis speech, rhema word, phrase, verb, literally that which is spoken, from PIE *wre-tor-, from root *were- to speak (cf.