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- n. Alternative spelling of paraleipsis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See paraleipsis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pretended or suggested omission for rhetorical effect, usually introduced by “I say nothing of,” “not to mention,” or the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
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Since it would belabor the obvious to mention that he was a convert to Islam, we'll use paralipsis instead.
A less charitable observer, or one less inclined to paralipsis, might characterize Obama's book royalties as more of a "get-rich-quick scheme" than a "quality product."
In a tidy bit of paralipsis, I'm not going to mention
Thanks Anon. Yeah, maybe I did miss the 'satire "but it is pretty hard to get some of this humor when you have so much paralipsis lately from Kerrey and WJClinton ... and not to mention the outright slander.
The term is 'backhanded COMPLIMENT "... there is no such thing as a backhanded insult ... an insult is an insult ... but you can phrase an insult as a compliment or engage in paralipsis also known as' damning with faint praise '
Not the first time you’ve demonstrated your affection for paralipsis.
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