Definition of epanorthosis
: a substitution of a more emphatic word or phrase for one just preceding (as in “Most brave, nay, most heroic act!”)
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Origin and Etymology of epanorthosis
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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