Definition of Aposiopeses

1. Noun. (plural of aposiopesis) ¹



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Definition of Aposiopeses

1. aposiopesis [n] - See also: aposiopesis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aposiopeses

aporic
aporically
aporioneurosis
aporosa
aporose
aporphine
aporphines
aport
apos
aposelene
aposematic
aposematic coloration
aposematically
aposematism
aposematisms
aposiopeses (current term)
aposiopesis
aposiopestic
aposiopetic
apositia
apositias
apositic
aposome
aposporic
apospories
aposporous
apospory
apostacies
apostacy
apostacys

Literary usage of Aposiopeses

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1. De institutione oratoria libri duodecim: ad codicum veterum fidem by Quintilian (1834)
"Praeter haec quaere alias Ellipses et aposiopeses in Léxico sub Aliquis. Quidam. Sed I extr. et IL Si VI, e, a. Sum, Unde. III. ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"... and passionate aposiopeses, his ingenious recourse to repeated pronouns and reiterated adverbs for sustaining a tottering sentence, his conversational ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1867)
"... its choicest adornment,—the similes, the allegories, the aposiopeses, of which it is a notable repertory. A specimen or two of each class shall be set, ..."

4. A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1900) by George Saintsbury (1906)
"... the violent breaches and aposiopeses, the omission of pronouns and colourless parts of speech generally, the coining of new words, and the introduction ..."

5. John Webster: The Periods of His Work As Determined by His Relations to the by Elmer Edgar Stoll (1905)
"3 The aposiopeses, for instance, of which Marston is at all times fond : and as for syntax, his great bent for using an adjective alone (or with only a ..."

6. English Prose: Selections by Henry Craik (1907)
"... common typographical habits quite up to and in some cases past the close of the last century. Others, such as the frequent apostrophes and aposiopeses ..."

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