plural -es
: a substitution of a more emphatic word or phrase for one just preceding (as in "Most brave, nay, most heroic act!")

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek epanorthōsis correction, revision, from epanorthoun to correct, revise (from ep- + anorthoun to restore, correct, from ana- + orthoun to straighten, from orthos straight, right

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“Epanorthosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epanorthosis. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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