Amphibolies
Amphiboly Am*phib"o*ly, n.; pl. {Amphibolies}. [L. amphibolia, Gr. ?: cf. OE. amphibolie. See {Amphibolous}.] Ambiguous discourse; amphibology. [1913 Webster]

If it oracle contrary to our interest or humor, we will create an amphiboly, a double meaning where there is none. --Whitlock. [1913 Webster]


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  • amphibology — [am fib′ə lē] n. pl. amphibolies [am΄fə bäl′ə jē] n. amphibologies [ME amphibologie < LL amphibologia (altered after words ending in logia, LOGY) < L amphibolia < Gr, ambiguity < amphiballein: see AMPHIBOLE] 1. double or doubtful… …   English World dictionary

  • Amphiboly — Am*phib o*ly, n.; pl. {Amphibolies}. [L. amphibolia, Gr. ?: cf. OE. amphibolie. See {Amphibolous}.] Ambiguous discourse; amphibology. [1913 Webster] If it oracle contrary to our interest or humor, we will create an amphiboly, a double meaning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphiboly — /am fib euh lee/, n., pl. amphibolies. ambiguity of speech, esp. from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose. Also called amphibology. [1580 90; < L… …   Universalium

  • SOPHISTIQUE — La sophistique est d’abord ce mouvement de pensée qui, à l’aube présocratique de la philosophie, séduisit et scandalisa la Grèce entière. Hegel qualifie les premiers sophistes, dans l’Athènes de Périclès, de «maîtres de la Grèce»: au lieu de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • amphiboly — /æmˈfɪbəli/ (say am fibuhlee) noun (plural amphibolies) → amphibology. {Latin amphibolia ambiguity, from Greek} …   Australian English dictionary

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