diaphora  diaphora
 di-a'-pho-ra Gk. “distinction, variance”

Repetition of a common name so as to perform two logical functions: to designate an individual and to signify the qualities connoted by that individual's name or title.
  The president is not the president when he compromises his morals and our trust so basely.

Boys will be boys.

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  Sources: Peacham (1577) I2v

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