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[22] Sometimes, however, in such forms of communication we may add something unexpected, a device which is in itself a figure, as Cicero does in the Verrines: “What then? What think you? Perhaps you expect to hear of some theft or plunder.”1 Then, after keeping the minds of the judges in suspense for a considerable time, he adds something much worse. This figure is termed suspension by Celsus. It has two forms.

1 v. 5. 10.

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