An`a*di*plo"sis (#), n. [L., fr. Gr. ; + to double, , , twofold, double.] Rhet.
A repetition of the last word or any prominent word in a sentence or clause, at the beginning of the next, with an adjunct idea; as, "He retained his virtues amidst all his misfortunes -- misfortunes which no prudence could foresee or prevent."
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