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circumlocution
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • After sufficient cogitation he broke silence, and it certainly could not be objected that he used any needless circumlocution, or failed to speak directly to the purpose.

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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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