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Conduplicatio (con-du-pli-ca’-ti-o): The repetition of a word or words. A general term for repetition sometimes carrying the more specific meaning of repetition of words in adjacent phrases or clauses. Sometimes used to name either ploce or epizeuxis.

If one knows the truth, one does not have to like the truth. What’s the difference between liking the truth and knowing the truth?  Maybe it’s the difference between freedom and necessity–to be sure one may love a lie (and lying too) & that’s the truth!

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