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Origin of zeugma
OTHER WORDS FROM zeugmazeug·mat·ic [zoog-mat-ik], /zugˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivezeug·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for zeugma
There is a zeugma in speaks as applied to ‘thunder’ and ‘chains,’ unless it be taken as in both cases equivalent to denounces.Milton's Comus|John Milton
Lucullus appears to have crossed the Euphrates at a more northern point than Zeugma, where the river was crossed by Crassus.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
The young prince accordingly set out, and reached the city of Zeugma in safety.
Zeugma is either upon or near the site of Bir, which is in about 37° N. Lat.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch