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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Use of a word to govern two or more words though agreeing in number or case etc. with only one.

Usage examples (26)
  • I think this is the most entertaining Volokh thread since syllepsis!
  • Surely someone like Hofmeister will be able to skim enough to put away a tidy nest egg of several hundred million at least in Euros and Amstersdam (pardon the syllepsis).
  • But ignorance of the article doesn't seem syllepsis 1 minute ago 7:26 PM
  • Man and Nature, but Man himself is a syllepsis, a compendium of Nature — the for more
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  • This was the winning word in the 1958 National Spelling Bee!
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