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Meaning of hendiadys

hen•di•a•dys

Pronunciation: (hen-dī'u-dis), [key]
— n. Rhet.
  1. a figure in which a complex idea is expressed by two words connected by a copulative conjunction: “to look with eyes and envy” instead of “with envious eyes.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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