What are two examples of litotes from "A Tale of Two Cities"?

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Feb 3, 2018

"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.”

"It was the National Razor which shaved close: who kissed La Guillotine, looked through the little window and sneezed into the sack. It was the sign of the regeneration of the human race."


Litotes is a figure of speech that uses understatement to emphasize a point by stating a negative to further affirm a positive, often incorporating double negatives for effect.