- French péripétie, from Greek peripeteia; see peripeteia. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“peripety," or sudden reversal of circumstances, on which the plot of the "H.llenica" hinges, see Grote, "H. G." x.”
“It is a turning-point, a veritable moral peripety, though the decisive step was taken long ago.”
“For the “peripety,” or sudden reversal of circumstances, on which the plot of the”
“And, in a real peripety, it turns out that the area of political science where mathematics has had the greatest success is elections, the most exciting and decisive part of democratic life, where public opinion turns into government and policy.”
“Hence a sudden and complete peripety in the student's mind.”
“For him to fall in love was itself a violent peripety, bound to produce a violent upheaval; and such was his pride that for his love to be unrequited would naturally enamour him of death.”
“For him to fall in love was itself a violent peripety, bound to produce a violent up-heaval; and such was his pride that for his love to be unrequited would naturally enamour him of death.”
“The peripety was according to the best rules of tragic art.”
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