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Omitting a word that is grammatically expected. Often this occurs in parallelisms, where the word or its synonym is already represented in a nearby clause and would be repetitious if stated twice. Also used to vary the length of clauses.. Compare to asyndeton.
Definition of Ellipsis in Silva Rhetoricae.


A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is lots. Albert Einstein.
Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural 37.4.