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The Count of Monte Cristo
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circumlocution
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "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?"
  • What circumlocution!

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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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