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Ennoia

Ennoia (en-no’-i-a): A kind of purposeful holding back of information that nevertheless hints at what is meant. A kind of circuitous speaking.

Me: Two days ago, I looked outside and noticed the lawn is getting green! Yesterday, it looked like it grew a couple of inches. Today, it is ankle high. Soon, it’ll be up to my knees.

I love watching you ride your lawn limo around the yard with the grass flying out the side. I wish I could do more than just watch the videos I made of you mowing last summer.

You: Ok, I get it. I’ll mow the lawn.

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

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Ennoia

Ennoia (en-no’-i-a): A kind of purposeful holding back of information that nevertheless hints at what is meant. A kind of circuitous speaking.

The dirty dishes are piled high in the sink. There’s a sponge and some detergent right there by the faucet. If you put water on a dish and rub it with a soapy sponge something amazing happens! It gets clean. A whole pile of dirty dishes could get clean this way!

Are you getting any interesting ideas related to soap, water, sponges and dirty dishes?

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

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Ennoia

Ennoia (en-no’-i-a): A kind of purposeful holding back of information that nevertheless hints at what is meant. A kind of circuitous speaking.

The car is covered in bird poop and mud. The bucket, sponge and hose are over there. The vacuum’s by the porch, near the faucet.

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

Ennoia

Ennoia (en-no’-i-a): A kind of purposeful holding back of information that nevertheless hints at what is meant. A kind of circuitous speaking.

Have you climbed over the mountain of dirty clothes in your room lately? If you haven’t, you better watch out–you could be killed by an underwear avalanche, or if you reach the summit, you will most likely pass out and die from a lack of oxygen!

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

Ennoia

Ennoia (en-no’-i-a): A kind of purposeful holding back of information that nevertheless hints at what is meant. A kind of circuitous speaking.

Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately?

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