Deesis (de’-e-sis) An adjuration (solemn oath) or calling to witness; or, the vehement expression of desire put in terms of “for someone’s sake” or “for God’s sake.”
Please, for the sake of the children–for God’s sake–stop driving like a maniac! Slow down!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)