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Word: circumlocution

Definition: indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)


Sentences Containing 'circumlocution'

A like ambiguity and circumlocution seem to run through that philosopher's reasonings on this as well as most other subjects.
``Sir,''said Madame de Saint Meran, without using any circumlocution, and as if fearing she had no time to lose,``you wrote to me concerning the marriage of this child?''

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