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Origin of asyndeton
OTHER WORDS FROM asyndetonas·yn·det·ic [as-in-det-ik] /ˈæs ɪnˈdɛt ɪk/, adjectiveas·yn·det·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby asyndeton
Example sentences from the Web for asyndeton
But the asyndeton (so characteristic of the fourth Gospel) proving uncongenial to certain of old time, D inserted και.
Of this sort is Asyndeton when the conjunctions uniting sentences are removed.Essays and Miscellanies|Plutarch
And this is what Homer has expressed by using the figure Asyndeton.On the Sublime|Longinus
The asyndeton in this distich is odd, given the preceding series of connectives.
But the asyndeton resulting from the suppression of these words was felt to be intolerable.