Paralepsis
Paralepsis Par`a*lep"sis, n. [NL.] See {Paraleipsis}. [1913 Webster]

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  • paralepsis — Paraleipsis Par a*leip sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to leave on one side, to omit; para beside + ? to leave.] (Rhet.) A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions; as, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paralepsis — noun suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted • Syn: ↑paraleipsis, ↑paralipsis, ↑preterition • Hypernyms: ↑rhetorical device * * * noun see paraleipsis * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • paralepsis — /par euh lep sis/, n., pl. paralepses / seez/. paralipsis. * * * …   Universalium

  • paralepsis — para·lep·sis …   English syllables

  • paralepsis —   n. rhetorical device of emphasizing thing by omitting it or mentioning it only cursorily …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Apophasis — Not to be confused with Apophysis. Apophasis (Late Latin, from Greek ἀπόφασις from ἀποφάναι apophanai, to say no [1]) refers, in general, to mention by not mentioning . Apophasis covers a wide variety of figures of speech. Contents 1 Apophasis 2… …   Wikipedia

  • Neglect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Neglect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 neglect neglect Sgm: N 1 carelessness carelessness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 trifling trifling &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 negligence negligence Sgm: N 1 omission …   English dictionary for students

  • paraleipsis — noun suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted • Syn: ↑paralepsis, ↑paralipsis, ↑preterition • Hypernyms: ↑rhetorical device * * * paraleipsis, paralepsis see paralipsis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paraleipsis — Par a*leip sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to leave on one side, to omit; para beside + ? to leave.] (Rhet.) A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions; as, for example, if an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paralepsy — Paraleipsis Par a*leip sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to leave on one side, to omit; para beside + ? to leave.] (Rhet.) A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions; as, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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