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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 7, 2013 epexegesis
dictionaries ad nauseam | 7 February 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 02/07/2013 4:40:00 AM PST by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

epexegesis \ep-ek-si-JEE-sis\, noun
1. the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
2. the word or words so added.


Example sentences:
But you did establish personal contact? In epexegesis or on a point of order?
-- James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake

One of the most striking peculiarities of colloquial speech in Dutch, and of natural free talk in general, is what is called epexegesis.
-- Jan Gonda, Selected Studies

Etymology:
Epexegesis, a late Renaissance word, is derived from the Greek epexḗgēsis meaning explanation.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 02/07/2013 4:40:06 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 02/07/2013 4:41:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hummingbird

New student ping!


3 posted on 02/07/2013 4:48:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The epexegesis to Obamacare is now being revealed — premiums doubling in cost.


4 posted on 02/07/2013 5:28:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; MHGinTN; tioga; Texan5

While lesbians now tend to breed by artificial reception, if they combine a stupid donor with a partner they no longer like, can they sue for expeegenius?


5 posted on 02/07/2013 5:36:17 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

Exegesis, the interpretation of a work based on its content, is a more honest form of scholarship than Eisegesis, which is the insertion of one’s own meaning. Epexegesis is what just happened in the previous sentence! :-)


6 posted on 02/07/2013 5:43:41 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: secret garden

When making an account at the Pearly Gates, our epexegesis affects how Jesus will deal with us on that fated day…


7 posted on 02/07/2013 5:53:31 AM PST by mikrofon (The Endtimes)
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To: secret garden

Obama, Messiah, the second Jesus
“Messiah,” above, is an epexegesis
Well, he’s way overpriced
More like Stalin than Christ
Despite the overblown media thesis


8 posted on 02/07/2013 6:13:53 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden
....no epexegesis for this is needed.
9 posted on 02/07/2013 6:35:45 AM PST by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It's a nightmare. A for you.
10 posted on 02/07/2013 6:38:36 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
They can and they have. A for you.
11 posted on 02/07/2013 6:39:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
A for you!
12 posted on 02/07/2013 6:40:21 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
The tap dancing will be extreme! A for you.
13 posted on 02/07/2013 6:41:21 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I always wonder how you will rhyme these multisyllabic words. A+ for you!


14 posted on 02/07/2013 6:42:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

His culture needs some fathering and I don’t mean biological. A+ for you.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 6:44:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You’d think, after all these years I would have faith in your abilities to rhyme with meaning. But I admit, I scrolled down thinking this would be a really tough one for you...I was wrong. Very good.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 6:53:24 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: secret garden
I always wonder how you will rhyme these multisyllabic words.

So do I.

17 posted on 02/07/2013 7:03:11 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden
I always wonder how you will rhyme these multisyllabic words.

So do I.

18 posted on 02/07/2013 7:04:00 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Thanks.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 7:04:47 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’m glad we are keeping you challenged. ;)


20 posted on 02/07/2013 7:07:44 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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