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rhetorical question (s) (noun), rhetorical questions (pl)
A question that is asked for effect rather than for an answer: Thomas asked, "Do you people want to lose the shirt off your backs and end up in the poorhouse?"

Such a rhetorical question suggests that the speaker is about to offer his listeners a plan that will enable them to avoid this disastrous condition.

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