Figure Name protimesis
Source Bullinger (1898) ("protimesis; or, description of order")
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Synonyms description of order
Etymology Gr. from pro "before" and timee "honour"
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1. Hence, the figure is employed when things are enumerated according to their places of honour or importance, using the particles "first," "again," "then," or "firstly," "secondly," "thirdly," etc. This figure; therefore, increases the emphasis of a particular statement by setting forth the order in which the things treated of stand, of take place. (Bullinger, 474)


1. 1 Cor. 15:5-8. -Speaking of the resurrection of Christ, it is written: "He was seen of Cephas; then of the twelve: after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once: ... after that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles: and, last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time." (Bullinger, 475)

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