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APOSIOPESIS (the Greek for " becoming...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 196 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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APOSIOPESIS (the Greek for " becoming silent "), a rhetorical device by which the speaker or writer stops short and leaves something unexpressed, but yet obvious, to be supplied by the imagination. The classical example is the threat, " Quos ego--!" of Neptune (in Virgil, Aen. i. 135).
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