• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Erotesis (Rhet) A figure of speech by which a strong affirmation of the contrary, is implied under the form of an earnest interrogation, as in the following lines; - "Must I give way and room to your rash choler?
      Shall I be frighted when a madman stares?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n erotesis In rhetoric, a figure of speech consisting in the use of a question or questions for oratorical purposes, as, for instance, to imply a negative, as in the following quotation. Also called eperotesis and epitrochasmus. See question.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Erotesis er-ō-tē′sis (rhet.) a figure consisting of an oratorical question
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a questioning, fr. to ask
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary