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329. The particle immo,
nay, is used to contradict some part of a preceding statement or
question, or its form; in the latter case, the same statement is often
repeated in a stronger form, so that immo
becomes nearly equivalent to yes (nay but, nay rather): -
- causa igitur non bona est? immo
optima (Att. ix. 7. 4), is the cause then not a good one? on
the contrary, the best.
less (especially with si, if, quo, in order that), and minime, least, often have a negative force:
- si minus possunt, if they
cannot. [For quo minus, see §558.
- audacissimus ego ex omnibus?
minime (Rosc. Am. 2), am I the boldest of them all? by no means
(not at all).