At one moment he thought, "I will write a letter: I prefer that to any circuitous talk;" at another he thought, "No; if I were talking to him, I could make a retreat before any signs of disinclination."
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The explanation was circuitous and puzzling.
It is a long and circuitous journey by train and then mountain road.