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Meaning of epanorthosis

ep•a•nor•tho•sis

Pronunciation: (ep"u-nôr-thō'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. the rephrasing of an immediately preceding word or statement for the purpose of intensification, emphasis, or justification, as in “Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not "seems.' ”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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