|—n , pl -deta|
|1.||the omission of a conjunction between the parts of a sentence|
|2.||Compare syndeton an asyndetic construction|
|[C16: from New Latin, from Greek asundeton, from asundetos unconnected, from |
the omission of the conjunctions that ordinarily join coordinate words or clauses, as in the phrase "I came, I saw, I conquered" or in Matthew Arnold's poem The Scholar Gipsy:Thou hast not lived, why should'st thou perish, so?Thou hadst one aim, one business, one desire; Else wert thou long since numbered with the dead
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