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epiplexis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epiplexis  \Ep`i*plex"is\,  n.  [L.,  reproof,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to 
  strike  at  reprove;  'epi`  +  ?  to  strike.]  (Rhet.) 
  A  figure  by  which  a  person  seeks  to  convince  and  move  by  an 
  elegant  kind  of  upbraiding. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epiplexis 
  n  :  a  rhetorical  device  in  which  the  speaker  reproaches  the 
  audience  in  order  to  incite  or  convince  them 




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