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n. pl. an·a·di·plo·ses (-sēz)
Rhetorical repetition at the beginning of a phrase of the word or words with which the previous phrase ended; for example, He is a man of loyalty—loyalty always firm.
[Late Latin anadiplōsis, from Greek, from anadiploun, to redouble : ana-, ana- + diploun, to double (from diplous, double; see dwo- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Rhetoric) rhetoric repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next
[C16: via Latin from Greek: repetition, from anadiploun to double back, from ana- + diploun to double]
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an•a•di•plo•sis(ˌæn ə dɪˈploʊ sɪs)
n., pl. -plo•ses (-ˈploʊ siz)
repetition of the last word or words of one clause at the beginning of the next clause, as in “To die, to sleep; to sleep!”
[1580–90; < Latin < Greek, derivative (with -sis -sis) of anadiploûsthai to be doubled back = ana- ana- + diploûsthai, middle of diploûn to double (see diploma)]
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a device in which an unimportant word or the beginning of a phrase in one sentence is repeated in the following sentence, often with a change or extension of the sense. Cf. epanastrophe.See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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Repetition at the beginning of a sentence, line, or phrase of the last words of the preceding one.
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|Noun||1.||anadiplosis - repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next|
repetition - the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
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