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- adj. Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling an anacoluthon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lacking grammatical sequence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In grammar and rhetoric, wanting sequence; containing an anacoluthon: as, an anacoluthic clause or sentence. Also spelled anakoluthic and anakolouthic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or related to syntactic inconsistencies of the sort known as anacoluthons
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Nor did he follow strictly the laws of poetic rhythm in the use of the Kînah, or elegiac, verse, which had, moreover, an anacoluthic measure of its own.
One is aware in him of an anacoluthic quality, as if his mind suddenly stopped leaping in one direction to begin jumping in a quite contrary direction.
Aspirates troubled him, so that for the most part he cast them away, and the syntax of his periods was often anacoluthic; but these matters were of no moment.
I suppose that is English, but it is certainly anacoluthic, obscure, and viciously punctuated (after the British style, which can be destructive to both sense and grammar).
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