paraleipsis


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par·a·lip·sis

 (păr′ə-lĭp′sĭs) or par·a·leip·sis (-līp′-) or par·a·lep·sis (-lĕp′-)
n. pl. par·a·lip·ses (-sēz) or par·a·leip·ses or par·a·lep·ses

[Late Latin paralīpsis, from Greek paraleipsis, omission, apophasis, from paraleipein, to leave to the side, omit : para-, para- + leipein, to leave; see leikw in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.paraleipsis - suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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It would appear that this passage is essentially a use of the rhetorical device of paraleipsis to portray John Haley as "a hardened, smart" youth while ostensibly
Dissent had to be voiced in carefully crafted language employing euphemism and paraleipsis as one can find in the following comments on the Lahore High Court verdict in the April 1978 issue of the Forum.
3)"I do not say that no figure of thought is to be found in Antiphon; for there are certainly erotesis and paraleipsis and other such things in his speeches.