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  • adj. Of or pertaining to syllepsis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a syllepsis; containing syllepsis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or of the nature of syllepsis.
  • Explaining the words of Scripture so as not to conflict with modern science.


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  • As if elegized by long i's pillowed upon sibilance, "with a smile and silence, he died" — itself a kind of sylleptic slipped gear for "with a smile and in silence."

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian


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