from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of hyperbaton.

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  • noun Plural form of hyperbaton.


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  • Lastly, he observes the tendency to hyperbata or transpositions of words, and to rhythmical uniformity as well as grammatical irregularity in the structure of the sentences.

    Laws 2006

  • Great complaints have been made by some concerning the obscurity of the discourse of the apostle in this place, by reason of sundry ellipses, antapodota, hyperbata, and other figures of speech, which either are or are feigned to be therein.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith 1616-1683 1965

  • Aggravations are then in their proper places; interrogations, exclamations, hyperbata, or a disordered connection of discourse, are graceful there, because they are natural.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 05 John Dryden 1665


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