One of the more useful tropes, which I think well merits status as GWotD. Hope our dear doctor is amenable to persuasion !...
PS : I've changed one of the links in the AHD entry, as it was in error....
a·po·ri·a Listen: [ ǝ-pôr'ē-ǝ, ǝ-pōr'- ]
1. A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question.
2. An insoluble contradiction or paradox in a text's meanings.
[Greek, difficulty of passing, from aporos, impassable : a-, without ; see a-[sup]1[/sup] + poros, passage; see per-[sup]2[/sup] in Indo-European roots.]
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