Antanagoge (an’-ta-na’-go-gee): Putting a positive spin on something that is nevertheless acknowledged to be negative or difficult.

As we undertake our search for wisdom, know that we may be scorned by strangers, forgotten by our friends, and lost to our families. But once gained, our wisdom will carry us back to public life, partnerships, and intimacies better equipped to cope with the uncertainties of being-together that, under wisdom’s watch, are transformed from fears into hopes, and hopes into actions that will leave us little to regret.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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