Definition of Erotesis

1. n. A figure of speech by which a strong affirmation of the contrary, is implied under the form of an earnest interrogation, as in the following lines; -



Definition of Erotesis

1. Noun. (rhetoric) A figure of speech whereby a question is asked in confident expectation of a negative answer. ¹

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Definition of Erotesis

1. erotema [n EROTESES] - See also: erotema

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erotesis

erosionally
erosions
erosive
erosive adenomatosis of nipple
erosive gastritis
erosiveness
erosivenesses
erosivities
erosivity
erostrate
erotema
erotemas
eroteme
erotemes
eroteses
erotesis (current term)
erotetic
erotetically

Literary usage of Erotesis

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1. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"... O dear, dear England! how my longing eyes Turned, shaping in the steady clouds Thy sands and high white cliffs.—Co erotesis OR INTERROGATION. $ 590. ..."

2. The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"... England ! how my longing eyes Turned, shaping in the steady clouds Thy sands and high while cliffs. — COLERIDGE. erotesis OR INTERROGATION. I § 590. ..."

3. A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are by John Walker (1822)
"erotesis, or Interrogation, is a figure by which we express the emotion of our mind, and infuse an ardour and energy into our discourse by proposing ..."

4. Elements and Science of English Versification by William Caswell Jones (1897)
"... her hands Filled with fruitage and spice and sweetness ? Must ye wait ? Stedman—" Cuba." erotesis OR INTERROGATION. ..."

5. A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and by John Walker (1823)
"erotesis, or Interrogation, is a figure by which we express the emotion of our mind, and infuse an ardour and energy into our discourse by proposing ..."

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