Figure Name ominasio
Source Peacham (1593)
Earliest Source
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Ominasio is sometime taken in good part and then is it Euphemismus last spoken of, but it is more oft put for the contrary, and then it is a forme of speech, by which the Orator foretelleth the likeliest effect to follow of some evill cause. (Peacham)


1. An example of Cicero against Antony: If thou followest these purposes, beleeve me thou canst not long continue. (Peacham)

1. An example of holy Scripture: How long wilt thou sleep O sluggard, when wilt thou arise out of thy sleepe, & c. Therefore thy poverty commeth upon thee as one that travelleth by the way, & thy necessity like an armed amn. By this figure the Orator foresheweth beggery to the slothfull, shame to the proud, mischiefe to the quareller, and the gallowes to the thiefe. (Peacham)

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures euphemismus, figures of moderation
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
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Editorial Notes
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