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 Prophetess (The).Props, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Propositions,
 
in logic, are of four kinds, called A, E, I, O. “A” is a universal affirmative, and “E” a universal negative; “I” a particular affirmative, and “O” a particular negative.   1
       
“Asserit A, negat E, verum generaliter ambo!
Asserit I, negat O, sed particulariter ambo.”
A asserts and E denies some universal proposition;
I asserts and O denies, but with particular precision.
 


 Prophetess (The).Props, 

 
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