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Epiploce

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Epíploce. n.s. [ἐπιπλοκὴ.] A figure of rhetorick, by which one aggravation, or striking circumstance, is added in due graduation to another; as, he not only spared his enemies, but continued them in employment; not only continued, but advanced them.

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Epiploce." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4269.


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