Apodixis (a-po-dix’-is): Proving a statement by referring to common knowledge or general experience.
There is no way I took your Apple Watch. What the heck would I do with it? I don’t even have an iPad, let alone an Apple-anything. You know I hate Apple–I’m close friends with Bob Gates for crying out loud!
We’ve been friends since high school–that’s 35 years! Have I ever taken anything from you ever? No! Why would I start now?
Do you think I need to steal stuff to sell to make money? Come on, I make $650,000 per year. Even if your watch was the $15,000 model, I could buy a dozen and throw them at homeless people on freeway on-ramps just for kicks!
Jeez! If this is such a big deal, I’ll even buy you a new one!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).