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[57] There is also another kind of figure, which is not aposiopesis, since that involves leaving a sentence unfinished, but consists in bringing our words to a close before the natural point for their conclusion. The following is an example1: “I am pressing my point too far; the young man appears to be moved”; or2 “Why should I say more? you heard the young man tell the story himself.” The imitation of other persons' characteristics,

1 pro Lig. iii. 9.

2 A free quotation from Verr. v. xliv. 116

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