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A figure of speech in which what should come last is put first, i.e., an inversion of the natural order, for example “I die! I faint! I fail!”
- ‘The reverse chronological order of these actions is an example of hysteron proteron, from the Greek for ‘later/first.’’
- ‘Shakespeare is a master in the use of hysteron proteron.’
Mid 16th century: late Latin, from Greek husteron proteron the latter (put in place of) the former.
hysteron proteron/ˌhistərän ˈprädərän/
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