Ep`i*zeux"is (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. a fastening together, repetition, fr. to fasten to or upon; upon + to join, yoke.] Rhet.

A figure by which a word is repeated with vehemence or emphasis, as in the following lines: -

Alone, alone, all all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea. Coleridge.


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