proleptic


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pro·lep·tic

(prō-lep'tik),
Relating to prolepsis.
Synonym(s): subintrant

pro·lep·tic

(prō-lep'tik)
Relating to prolepsis.

prolepsis

(prō-lĕp′sīs) [Gr. pro, before, + lepsis, a seizure]
The return of paroxysmal attacks at successively shorter intervals.
proleptic, adjective
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In this passage, free indirect discourse renders the man's interior thoughts, which amount to his own reflective coming-to-awareness of what the narrator had seemingly intimated earlier in the two proleptic commentaries.
The connections posited between the collapse of the domestic sphere, the mechanization of black bodies for white profit, and the ultimate inability of a black citizen to wield purchasing power, to buy even something as small as a gallon of whiskey, are exemplified through the proleptic asphyxiation that plagues Rider from the burial of Mannie to the fatal encounter with Birdsong.
On the basis of the story the other gospels tell, and Paul's re-telling, we call Jesus' proleptic farewell meal a sacrament.
On the whole, in terms of the potential that it offers for the discussing the prophetic, polysemic and proleptic dimensions of the church vis-a-vis its journey toward common visible unity, The Church: Towards a Common Vision, has the capacity not only to widen the horizons of thinking about Christian unity but also to inspire imagination and build confidence in moving toward this goal of visible unity in a creative and critical manner.
Besides, no analysis to date has been targeted to ascertain its relative frequency with the various types of proleptic dependent clause.
Eliot that might even be viewed as a "proleptic post-modernism" (43).
The most outstanding aspect of this commercial, in our opinion, is that the protagonist actor, an individual with a face and a voice, but without name, attempts to restore the past in a proleptic vision of the "I" (Castilla del Pino 262) through, to speak technically, an autobiovisual-auditive reconstruction of his lost and yearned-for identity.
In a proleptic age of incessant Fortschritt, whole generations of the German bourgeoisie were finding new places, times, and indeed subjectivities through their performative use of technology.
We see the inmates of a prison in a terrible (and proleptic) state of shaven-headed emaciation; corpses abandoned on the pavement; starving children lying hopelessly in bed under filthy bedding, or begging on the street dressed in rags; mountainous piles of rubbish and feces outside apartments; and a sickening scene of stick-thin bodies hurtling down a slide into a mass grave at the cemetery.
This chronological movement from the Gothic event of the late eighteenth century takes in proleptic proto-Gothic moments and charts the way that the Gothic accrues often contradictory cultural meanings, both positive, as in the case of the architectural revival, and negative, as seen in 'terrorist' literature (123).
The return home is always-already predicated upon privacy's abjuration and the prophet's / poet's proleptic acceptance of uncompelled commitment to public service.
Klooster shows that, for Apollonius, telling about a remote past is in itself metonymically a proleptic act.