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Origin of catachresis
OTHER WORDS FROM catachresiscat·a·chres·tic [kat-uh-kres-tik], /ˌkæt əˈkrɛs tɪk/, cat·a·chres·ti·cal, adjectivecat·a·chres·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for catachresis
No expression so terse and yet so striking could dispense with the classicism and the catachresis of "stoically."A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
In this sense the proverb is current by a misuse, or a catachresis at least of both the words, Fortune and Fools.
Life is attributed to plants, only by a species of metaphor or catachresis.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The hyperbole and catachresis are so nearly related to a bull, that I shall dwell upon them with pleasure.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
In this sense the proverb is current by a misuse, or a catachresis at least, of both the words, fortune and fools.Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit|Samuel Taylor Coleridge