Optatio (op-ta’-ti-o): Expressing a wish, often ardently.
As I wish upon a star, I would love to have a Cuban cigar. The orange glow on a warm summer night, the delicious aroma, the flavor, and the perfect ash. Romeo y Juliette wherefore art thou?
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetorica” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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