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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Breaking off in the middle of a sentence (as by writers of realistic conversations).

Usage examples (30)
  • When you stop speaking and change the subject, you have committed aposiopesis.
  • LOL It's called aposiopesis when you end a sentence with an ellipsis; look it up.
  • No, aposiopesis means stopping a sentence short, which you did not do.
  • Take this famous example of aposiopesis, which ends Sterne's A Sentimental Journey: for more
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