|| from Gk. hypo, "slightly"
and zeugma, "yoke"
Placing last, in a construction containing several words
or phrases of equal value, the word or words on which all of them depend.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...
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Assure yourself that Damon to his Pythias, Pylades to his Orestes,
Titus to his Gysippus, Theseus to his Pyrothus, Scipio to his Laelius,
was never found more faithful than Euphues will be to his Philautus.
John Lyly, Euphues
Nihil ne te nocturnum praesidium palatii, nihil urbis vigilae, nihil
timor populi, nihil concursus bonorum omnium, nihil hic muntissimus
habendi senatus locus, nihil horum ora vultusque moverunt? Cicero
In Catalinam. [Also a periodic sentence]
Mosellanus a5r; Susenbrotus (1540) 26;
Peacham (1577) K3r; Putt. (1589) 176 ("hypozeugma," "mesozeugma")