Some, indeed, would give
the name of catachresis even to cases such as where
we call temerity valour or prodigality liberality.
I, however, cannot agree with them; for in these
instances word is not substituted for word, but thing
for thing, since no one regards prodigality and liberality as meaning the same, but one man calls certain
actions liberal and another prodigal, although neither
for a moment doubts the difference between the two
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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