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  1. prolepsis

    • IPA[prə(ʊ)ˈlɛpsɪs]

    英式

    • n.
      the anticipation and answering of possible objections in rhetorical speech.;the representation of a thing as existing before it actually does or did so, as in he was a dead man when he entered.
    • noun: prolepsis

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the anticipation and answering of possible objections in rhetorical speech.
    • 2. the representation of a thing as existing before it actually does or did so, as in he was a dead man when he entered. the destruction of the Vendôme Column and his part in it are foreshadowed in moments of haunting prolepsis
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    • IPA[prōˈlepsəs]

    美式

    • n.
      the anticipation and answering of possible objections in rhetorical speech.

    Oxford American Dictionary