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epanorthosis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epanorthosis  \Ep`an*or*tho"sis\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?;  'epi`  +  ?  to 
  set  right  again  ?  again  +  ?  to  set  straight.] 
  A  figure  by  which  a  speaker  recalls  a  word  or  words  in  order 
  to  substitute  something  else  stronger  or  more  significant; 
  as  Most  brave!  Brave,  did  I  say?  most  heroic  act! 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epanorthosis 
  n  :  immediate  rephrasing  for  intensification  or  justification; 
  "Seems,  madam!  Nay,  it  is" 




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