Epimone (e-pi’-mo-nee): Persistent repetition of the same plea in much the same words.

X: We need masks. Give us masks! Give us ventilators! Give us gowns! Give us what we need! Give us the things we have to have to save lives and protect ourselves. Give them to us! Give them to us now! Right now! We are desperate.

Y: We will consider it if you have something good to say about the job I’m doing dealing with this thing I never called a hoax or a Democrat plot. Do you understand?

X: What choice do I have? None. None at all. I agree, but you’re dragging me through shit, and for that I hate you.

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

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