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Reply to "The function of the phrase "in turn""

@Tony C posted:

But what do you mean by a "rhetorical usage"?

Hi, Tony—With "rhetorical usage," I am referring to the phrase's customary use in discourse, to indicate that one thing naturally follows another. As the OED puts it, the phrase is "used rhetorically to indicate an act duly or naturally following a similar act on the part of another, but without the notion of a pre-arranged series."

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