I will not say

Figure of speech. Of Gerald Fitzgibbon's remarks opposing the revival of the Irish language, Professor MacHugh says that "It was the speech...of a finished orator, full of courteous haughtiness and pouring in chastened diction I will not say the vials of his wrath but pouring the proud man's contumely upon the new movement." Saying that one will not say something is one way of saying it. The rhetorical tradition has a name for this ironic tactic: paralepsis. It sometimes uses the term apophasis for the same purpose.

John Hunt 2023

Entry in Bryan Garner's Modern English Usage. Source: twitter.com.

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