Apophasis

Definition of Apophasis

A`poph´a`sis   Pronunciation: å`pǒf´å`sĭs
n.1.(Rhet.) A figure by which a speaker formally declines to take notice of a favorable point, but in such a manner as to produce the effect desired. [For example, see Mark Antony's oration. Shak., Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.]

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