Figure Name negatio
Source Bullinger (1898) ("negatio; or, negation")
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Synonyms negation
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1. Spontaneous Negation. Negation is used in a similar way as a Figure, when it is a denying of that which has not been affirmed: i.e., when, instead of merely making a statement, it is put in the form of a denial... When the negation is very important, the negative is repeated, or combined with another negative to increase its emphasis. (Bullinger, 929)


1. Paul uses it in Gal. 2:5, "To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour." (Bullinger, 929)

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Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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