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  • There his wife, nearly twenty-six years ago, had broken to him, with a blushing circumlocution that would have caused the young women of the new generation to smile, the news that she was to have a child; and there their eldest boy, Dallas, too delicate to be taken to church in midwinter, had been christened by their old friend the Bishop of New York, the ample magnificent irreplaceable Bishop, so long the pride and ornament of his diocese.

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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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