What does the word parenthesis mean?

Usage examples for parenthesis

  1. The parenthesis in ver. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  2. Her father was a gentleman, you know, she added in emphatic parenthesis. – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
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