Martyria (mar-tir’-i-a): Confirming something by referring to one’s own experience.
See this scar?
It’s a token of pain. A trace of violence. An image of risk. A jagged lesson scribbled across my belly in slicing intersected strokes.
Clearly, I’m alive. Clearly, I survived the angry blade. Clearly, I fought back, or I would’t be here right now; I wouldn’t be standing right here, alive and well and ready to show you my plan–the plan that saved my life!
Simple! Here it is: It’s called a Glock. I emptied the magazine into the lunatic who was attacking me.
I encourage you to try my plan!
If you can pull the trigger, you can defend yourself with a Glock!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).