rhetorical question

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A QUESTION which is asked merely for effect, and which does not expect an answer. For example: If I say, "Do I look like a fool?" then I don't expect an answer: I am merely choosing a rhetorical way of saying, "I am not a fool."
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Never mind, it's a rhetorical question.

Submitted by Robert_Haigh on July 17, 2020

Modified by acronimous on August 03, 2020

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