Figure Name proslepsis
Source Bullinger (1898) ("proslepsis; or, assumption")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms assumption, assumptio, circumductio
Etymology pros'-leeps'-is "a taking" or "assuming besides" form pros "to toward" or "beside" and leepsis "a taking" from lambano "to take"
Type None
Linguistic Domain

1. Addition (full) of what is professed to be ignored... This name is given to the preceding figure of Paraleipsis, when it is expanded beyond its proper limits; and the speaker or writer, after having professed to omit it, proceeds actually to add and describe the particulars (Bullinger, 493)


Kind Of Addition
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Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No