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(from two Greek words meaning ‘sharp’, ‘dull’), a rhetorical figure by which two incongruous or contradictory terms are united in an expression so as to give it point; e.g. ‘Faith unfaithful kept him falsely true’ (Tennyson, Idylls of the King).

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