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See also: deësis
|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
deesis (plural deeses)
- (rhetoric) A call to witness.
- (rhetoric) A vehement expression of desire, as in "think of the children!" or requests preceded by "for God's sake".
- (calling to witness): adjuration