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[65] To this figure is opposed distinction, which they call παραδιαστολή, by which we distinguish between similar things, as in this sentence:1 “When you call yourself wise instead of astute, brave instead of rash, economical instead of mean.” But this is entirely dependent on definition, and therefore I have my doubts whether it can be called a figure. Its opposite occurs when we pass at a bound from one thing to something different, as though from like to like; for example:

I labour to be brief, I turn obscure,

Hor A.P. 25.
with what follows.

[p. 485]

1 Rutil. i. 4.

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