epanorthosis

epanorthosis
noun
immediate rephrasing for intensification or justification
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Seems, madam! Nay, it is

Hypernyms: ↑rhetorical device

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\\-ˌnȯ(r)ˈthōsə̇s\ noun (-es)
Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek epanorthōsis correction, revision, from epanorthoun to correct, revise (from ep- + anorthoun to restore, correct, from ana- + orthoun to straighten, from orthos straight, right — more at orth-
: a substitution of a more emphatic word or phrase for one just preceding (as in “Most brave, nay, most heroic act!”)

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/ep'euh nawr thoh"sis/, n., pl. epanorthoses /-seez/. Rhet.
the rephrasing of an immediately preceding word or statement for the purpose of intensification, emphasis, or justification, as in "Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not 'seems.' "
[1570-80; < Gk epanórthosis correcting, revision. See EP-, ANA-, ORTHOSIS]

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epanorthosis /ep-a-nör-thōˈsis/ (rhetoric)
noun (pl epanorthōˈsēs)
The retracting of a statement in order to correct or intensify it, eg ‘For Britain's guid! for her destruction!’
ORIGIN: Gr

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