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Duplication Of Phrases





It has often been noticed that pairs of words having nearly the same
meaning frequently occur in the Prayer Book. This doubling of an idea
may be called 'Duplication'.

Duplication is of two kinds: either the words coupled together are so
nearly identical in meaning that one is but a repetition of the other;
or else the {34} second word shows an advance upon the first. The
former kind may be called 'parallel duplication' and is used for
emphasis: the latter kind may be called 'progressive duplication',
because it is used to represent the living idea which advances even
while it is being uttered. Instances of both abound in this part of
the Service, as well as in the Collects and other prayers which we
shall notice later on.





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