deesis

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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

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

deesis ‎(plural deeses)

  1. (rhetoric) A call to witness.
  2. (rhetoric) A vehement expression of desire, as in "think of the children!" or requests preceded by "for God's sake".

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