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(adj) anticipatory; a figure of speech in which the speaker raises an objection to their own argument and then immediately answers it; also called procatalepsis

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By the time of David Ben Gurion’s proclamation, “Zion” ceased to be a proleptic ideal or symbol and began to be an archaeological site with borders to defend.

—p.468 Lines of Occupation (on Yitzhak Laor) (461) by Joshua Cohen
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David Boyd has a conversion proleptic of Chris Fogle's

—p.78 New Deals (62) by Jeffrey Severs
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7 years, 1 month ago


"Procatalepsis is for pussies," like you used to say.

didn't realise it was the same as prolepsis

—p.305 by Tony Tulathimutte
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the most absolute kind of debt, original sin, appears as the most foolproof way to give meaning, proleptically, to one’s death, an act that thus becomes a way to ensure that one’s debts will never be paid except by the God who granted them

footnote 7

—p.147 Chapter 6: The Magic of Debt; or, Reading Marx Like a Child (137) by Richard Dienst
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Moments of prolepsis are repeated throughout Goon Squad¸ and particularly in “Safari.”

—p.85 A Visit from the Goon Squad (78) by Alexander Moran
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the signature prolepsis in Garcia Marquez's first sentence

—p.18 Bad Atrocity Writing (12) by n+1
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