deesis

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English[edit]

Examples (a calling to witness)

I've found out that money is the most important thing in the world and, as God is my witness, I don't ever intend to be without it again
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέησις (déēsis, entreaty, petition, want)

Noun[edit]

deesis (plural deeses)

  1. (rhetoric) A calling to witness.
  2. (rhetoric) The vehement expression of desire put in terms of "for someone's sake" or "for God's sake."

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