Abating: English term for anesis: adding a concluding sentence that diminishes the effect of what has been said previously. The opposite of epitasis (the addition of a concluding sentence that merely emphasizes what has already been stated. A kind of amplification).
His new job is great, but it keeps him away from his family and friends.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).