E*pip"lo*ce (?), n. [L., connection, from Gr. a plaiting together, fr. to plait or braid in; upon + to twist, plait.] Rhet.
A figure by which one striking circumstance is added, in due gradation, to another; climax; e. g., "He not only spared his enemies, but continued them in employment; not only continued, but advanced them."
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