Sentence example with the word 'circumlocution'

circumlocution

ambages, circularity, circumbendibus, crinkle, digression, gyring, obliqueness, redundancy, sinuosity, tautology, turning, wheeling

Definition n. a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

Last update: July 9, 2015

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It was a modest circumlocution used to avoid the use of " I " which might have seemed arrogant.   [noun]

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9 The phrase Mal'akh Yahweh may have been originally a courtly circumlocution for the Divine King; but it readily became a means of avoiding crude anthropomorphism, and later on, when the angels were classified, the Mal'akh Yahweh came to mean an angel of distinguished rank.   [noun]

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In every-day speech we are obliged to distinguish by elaborate circumlocution between a man's place of residence and that larger and truer life,--his sphere of sympathies.   [noun]

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Losberne, who appeared desirous of gaining time, recounted them at great length, and with much circumlocution.   [noun]

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9 The phrase Mal'akh Yahweh may have been originally a courtly circumlocution for the Divine King; but it readily became a means of avoiding crude anthropomorphism, and later on, when the angels were classified, the Mal'akh Yahweh came to mean an angel of distinguished rank.   [Please select]

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--"that I'm afraid I say what comes into my mind without circumlocution."'   [Please select]

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"Since you command me to avoid circumlocution, I shall obey you to the letter."   [Please select]

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The circumlocution of the south-sea islander was a perennial mystery to him.   [Please select]

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Seekers after knowledge are unpopular even in organisations so far removed from the Circumlocution Office as the French _Ministere de la Guerre_.   [Please select]

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