Figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or
terms in one
sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of
the next sentence, clause, or phrase.
Ex #1: "My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him all good things -- trout as well as eternal salvation --come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy." - Norman McLean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
Ex #2: "Kinetic energy is also known as the energy of motion. A vehicle's energy of motion doubles when its weight doubles. When a vehicle's weight doubles, it needs about twice the distance to stop." -- GetDefensive.com
"They call for you: The
general who became a
the slave who became a
the gladiator who defied an Emperor. Striking story."
-- delivered by Joaquin Phoenix (from the movie Gladiator)
"Tonight, we are a country
awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to
anger, and anger to resolution."
-- George W. Bush, 9-20-01 Address to Congress and the Nation
"When your cable company keeps you on hold,
you get angry. When you get angry, you go
blow off steam. When you go blow off steam,
accidents happen. When accidents happen, you
get an eye patch. When you get an eye patch,
people think you're tough. When people think you're
tough, people want to see how tough. And
when people want to see how tough, you wake up in a
roadside ditch. Don't wake up in a roadside ditch: Get rid of
cable and upgrade to DIRECTV"
-- DIRECTV Ad, 2012
"Of course our vision and our aims go
far beyond the complex arguments of economics, but unless we get the economy
right we shall deny our people the opportunity to share that vision and to see
beyond the narrow horizons of economic necessity. Without a healthy economy we
canít have a healthy society and without a healthy society the economy wonít
stay healthy for long."
-- Margaret Thatcher, The Lady's Not For Turning
"Don't you surrender! Suffering
breeds character; character breeds faith;
in the end faith will not disappoint. You must not
-- Jesse Jackson, 1988 Democratic National Convention Address
"Dash, this is the third time this year you've been sent to the office.
We need to find a better outlet, a more constructive outlet."
Dashiell 'Dash' Parr: "Maybe I could, if you'd let me go out for sports."
Helen Parr/Elastigirl: "Dashiell Robert Parr, you are an incredibly competitive boy -- and a bit of a showoff. The last thing you need is temptation."
Dashiell 'Dash' Parr: "You always say, 'Do your best.' But you don't really mean it. Why can't I do the best that I can do?"
Helen Parr/Elastigirl: "Right now, honey, the world just wants us to fit in, and to fit in we just gotta be like everybody else."
-- delivered by Holly Hunter and Spencer Fox (from the movie The Incredibles)
counterterrorism and regional strategies was the most difficult and the
most important aspect of the new strategy to get right. Al-Qaida was
both a client of and a patron to the Taliban, which in turn was
supported by Pakistan.
America's al-Qaida policy wasn't working
because our Afghanistan policy wasn't working. And
our Afghanistan policy wasn't working because our Pakistan
policy wasn't working."
-- Condoleezza Rice, Statement to the 9/11 Commission
"The process of being turned
from a creature into a son would not have been difficult or painful if the
human race had not turned away from God centuries ago. They were able to
do this because He gave them free will. He gave them
free will because a world of mere automata could never love and
therefore never know infinite happiness."
-- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (delivered by Geoffrey Howard)
"Once you change your philosophy, you
change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought
pattern, you change your attitude. Once you
change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then
you go on into some action."
-- Malcolm X, The Ballot or the Bullet
"Somehow, with the benefit of
little formal education, my grandparents recognized the inexorable
downward spiral of conduct outside the guardrails: If you lie, you will
cheat; if you cheat, you will steal;
if you steal, you will kill."
-- USSC Justice Clarence Thomas, 1993 Mercer Law School Address
Moe Flatbush: You want a cigar?
Bleek Gilliam: No, I don't want a cigar. I don't want any meat and potatoes either. I want more money, okay? I'm not happy. When I'm not happy, I don't play good. When I don't play good, the music doesn't sound good. If the music doesn't sound good, nobody comes. We all lose our money."
-- Delivered by Denzel Washington & John Arturo (from the movie Mo' Better Blues)
"There were some in the House, and there may be some
in the Senate, who argue that the [Voting Rights] Act is no longer needed. There are others who would argue that we
section 203's protection of language minorities. These arguments have been tied
to debates over immigration and they tend to muddle a noncontroversial issue --
protecting the right to vote -- with one of today's most contentious debates.
But let's remember, you can't request language assistance if you're not a
voter. And you can't be a voter if you are not a citizen. And while voters, as
citizens, must be proficient in English, many are simply more confident that
they can cast ballots printed in their native languages without making errors.
It's not an unreasonable assumption."
-- Barack Obama, Senate Floor Speech on Voting Rights Act Renewal
Capt. Andrew Haldane:
"Never run when you can walk.
And never pass a supply of clean water."
-- delivered by Scott Gibson and Gary Sweet [from the film The Pacific, Ep. 7)
"But every man is tempted when he is drawn
away of his own lust and enticed. Then, when lust has conceived, it
bringeth forth sin. And sin, when it is
finished, bringeth forth death."
-- James 1:14-15
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