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- He came despite the rain and weather.
- Instead of "He came despite the rainy weather."
- The distinction and presence of the dignitary moved his audience.
- By separating the term "distinctive presence" into "distinction and presence," the speaker accentuates the adjective by transforming it into a noun. Were the separation not made, the modifier would be combined with its object and lose some of its potency.
Expressing a single idea by two nouns instead of a noun and its qualifier. A method of amplification that adds force.