Climax: Figure of repetition in which words or phrases or sentences are arranged in order of increasing intensity or importance, often in parallel construction; words or phrases arranged by degrees of increasing significance.


"And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a merry Christmas, and God bless all of you, all of you on the good earth."

-- Frank Borman, Astronaut

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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

-- John 1:1-2 (KJV)

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"Oh, America didn't need repeal, she needed repentance; she didn't need rum, she needed righteousness; we don't need jags, we need Jesus; we don't need more grog, we need more of God."

-- Billy Sunday, Booze

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