Pronunciation: (ep"u-nôr-thō'sis), [key]
—pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key] Rhet.
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.' ”
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