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This is a Greek word signifying a ladder.

By the figure so-called the sense rises by successive steps to what is more and more important and impressive.

I came, I saw, I conquered. (Caesar)

I laugh, I run, I leap, I sing, I dance for joy. (Hazlitt)

We have petitioned, we have remonstrated, we have supplicated, we have prostrated ourselves at the foot of the throne!

As Caesar loved me, I weep for him.
As he was fortunate, I rejoice at it.
As he was valiant, I honour him.
But as he was ambitious, I slew him. (Shakespeare)

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