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An amplification is a figure of speech that adds importance to or makes the most of a statement, to increase its rhetorical effect.

For other meanings, see amplifier.

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Thomas a Kempis

... northwest of Cologne) in 1380 and died near Zwolle (52 miles east-north-east of Amsterdam) in 1471. His paternal name was Hemerken or Hammerlein, "little hammer." ...

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