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apophasis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apophasis  \A*poph"a*sis\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  denial,  fr  ?  to  speak  out 
  to  deny.]  (Rhet.) 
  A  figure  by  which  a  speaker  formally  declines  to  take  notice 
  of  a  favorable  point,  but  in  such  a  manner  as  to  produce  the 
  effect  desired.  [For  example,  see  Mark  Antony's  oration. 
  --Shak.,  Julius  C[ae]sar,  iii.  2.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apophasis 
  n  :  mentioning  something  by  saying  it  will  not  be  mentioned 




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