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circumlocution
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • I had made use of many circumlocutions in describing to him the nature of the several crimes for which most of our crew had been forced to fly their country.
  • It put me to the pains of many circumlocutions, to give my master a right idea of what I spoke; for their language does not abound in variety of words, because their wants and passions are fewer than among us.

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  • She isn’t known for circumlocution or subtlety.
  • ...for I have now told you everything without an attempt at circumlocution or concealment.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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