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  1. “Winnie the Pooh loves honey.”

    An enthymeme is an assumption, something implied but not explicitly stated. In this case, the following is meant::

    1. Winnie the Pooh is a bear.

    2. Bears love honey.

    Enthymemes are often used in a dispute to attribute certain thoughts to the opponent or implicitly argue their own.

    “It is clear to any educated person that…” – we mean that if the explicitly expressed idea is not clear, then it is our opponent who is uneducated, and we did not express our thought incomprehensibly.

    “Homeopathy helped me cure the flu. I gave it to my son and he will also recover” – we mean that it is homeopathy that is the cause of recovery.

    “All patriots voted for amendments to the constitution. And you voted AGAINST” – we mean that the opponent is not a patriot.

    “Don't you like cats?”– we mean that everyone loves seals.

    In principle, in live speech, almost any phrase is an enthymeme in some sense.

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