Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, the employment of rebuke or reproaches, in order to produce an oratorical effect, as when a speaker seeks to rouse a legislative or popular assembly and impel it to decided action: accounted by some a figure. Also called epitimesis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rhet.) A figure by which a person seeks to convince and move by an elegant kind of upbraiding.
- n. a rhetorical device in which the speaker reproaches the audience in order to incite or convince them
- Latin reproof, from Ancient Greek to strike at, reprove. (Wiktionary)
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the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech.
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