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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 22, 2014 1:12am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Actually

In light of your other post (which you later deleted): I may have misinterpreted your “But I just want to make sure, etc.” reply. If so, my apologies.

Also, I agree that much of what I have said in this post is a little elliptical †. (But that was because I originally thought that you were a grown-up man.)

Can we both go home now?

† Ellipsis \El*lip"sis\ ([e^]l*l[i^]p"s[i^]s), n.; pl. {Ellipses} ([e^]l*l[i^]p"s[=e]z). [L., fr. Gr. 'e`lleipsis a leaving, defect, fr. 'ellei`pein to leave in, fall short; 'en in +lei`pein to leave. See {In}, and {Loan}, and cf. {Ellipse}.]

1. (Gram.) Omission; a figure of syntax, by which one or more words, which are obviously understood, are omitted; as, the virtues I admire, for, the virtues which I admire.

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