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Litotes is a figure of speech in which the speaker emphasizes the magnitude of a statement by denying its opposite. It is a form of understatement[?].


He was not unfamiliar with the works of Dickens.

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Philmont Scout Ranch

... it has not been feasible. The Contention Mine, located at Cyphers Mine camp, is open to guided tours. The penultimate owner of Philmont was wealthy oil magnate ...