Daily Archives: November 12, 2007


Apocarteresis (a-po-car-ter’-e-sis): Casting of all hope away from one thing and placing it on another source altogether.

All my life I thought that wealth and fame were the two keys to ultimate happiness. Now, after all, I realize that there is no key to ultimate happiness, rather, happiness is the key.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)