epanorthoses

epanorthosis

[ep-uh-nawr-thoh-sis]
noun, plural epanorthoses [ep-uh-nawr-thoh-seez] . Rhetoric.
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.’

Origin:
1570–80; < Greek epanórthōsis correcting, revision. See ep-, ana-, orthosis

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epanorthosis (ɪˌpænɔːˈθəʊsɪs)
 
n
rhetoric the almost immediate replacement of a preceding word or phrase by a more correct or more emphatic one, as for example in thousands, nay, millions
 
[C16: from Greek: correction, from epi- + ana- + orthos straight]
 
epanor'thotic
 
adj

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