Definition of Prolepses

1. Noun. (plural of prolepsis) ¹



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Definition of Prolepses

1. prolepsis [n] - See also: prolepsis

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prolepses

prolation
prolations
prolative
prolative case
prolative cases
prole
proled
proleg
prolegate
prolegates
prolegomena
prolegomenary
prolegomenon
prolegomenous
prolegs
prolepses (current term)
prolepsis
proleptic
proleptical
proleptically
proleptics
proler
prolers
proles
proletaneous
proletarian
proletarianise
proletarianised
proletarianises
proletarianism

Literary usage of Prolepses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plays and Puritans: And Other Historical Essays by Charles Kingsley (1873)
"Where nothing but filth of the mire is uttered, and that with such impropriety of phrase, such plenty of solecisms, such dearth of sense, so bold prolepses, ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... nor in the genuine ideas and prolepses of mens' minds, but is a mere artificial thing, owing to its original wholly to private fancies and conceits, ..."

3. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1846)
"... nothing but the filth of the time is uttered, and with such impropriety of phrase, such plenty of solecisms, such dearth of sense, so bold prolepses, ..."

4. Essays and Reviews by Edwin Percy Whipple (1883)
"... nothing but the filth of the time is uttered, and with such impropriety of phrase, such plenty of solecisms, such dearth of sense, so bold prolepses, ..."

5. Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century.: Consisting by John Nichols (1817)
"I know, the Tragic Poets of all ages have indulged themselves in such prolepses; but I remember, your Author, Vel- leius Paterculus, and for a very good ..."

6. Lectures on Shakespeare by Henry Norman Hudson (1848)
"... but the filth of the time; and with such impropriety of phrase, such plenty of solecisms, such dearth of sense, so bold prolepses, so racked metaphors, ..."

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