Deesis (de’-e-sis): An adjuration (solemn oath) or calling to witness; or, the vehement expression of desire put in terms of “for someone’s sake” or “for God’s sake.”
For God’s sake, slow down! There’s no way I want to die in a traffic accident on my way to the mall.
I swear, if you don’t slow down, I’ll call 911 on my cellphone and have you arrested!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)