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- adv. In a proleptic manner; anticipatorily.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a proleptical manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By prolepsis; in a proleptic manner; by way of anticipation.
Abram next pitched his tent near "Bethel," here so called proleptically, see Ge 28: 19.
By means of temporal entanglement with just a little Robinsonian hand-waving, Galileo is brought "proleptically" forward to lend his prestige to the debate over what to do.
"proleptically," and the court saw in the very word another proof of the clerk's masterly official genius.
Shelley's life/writings proleptically redesign Freudian accounts of the pre-Oedipal, the literary dimensions of phantasy, and the alleged passivity of girls.
A mediating position interprets the command to marry the immoral Gomer proleptically (after the fact): Gomer was chaste at the time of marriage, but subsequently became unfaithful to Hosea as an adulteress, a common harlot, or a temple prostitute.
What this play calls “history,” then, is an activity that explodes any continuum between a present, a past that would make the present possible, and a future that the present proleptically (and later retrospectively) grounds.
But Mr. Goldberg is eager to see everything in a simplifying, Manichean way: All that is not libertarian is at least proleptically fascist.
Who but Ms. Kuczynski would have noticed that Hemingway proleptically described what we recognize today as a bad face-lift?
They were all ready to exclaim again: but I went on, proleptically, as a rhetorician would say, before their voices would break out into words.
So that, literally speaking, as a good man would infer, guilt is its own punisher: in that it makes the most lofty spirit look like the miscreant he is — a good man, I say: So, Jack, proleptically I add, thou hast no right to make the observation.
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