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circuitous
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
indirect — while traveling somewhere, or in saying or doing something
  • Their walk having been circuitous, they were still not far from the house, and in obeying his direction she only had to reach the large stone bridge across the main river and follow the road for a few yards.
    5 — The Woman Pays (9% in)
  • The distance was too long for a walk, but Clare felt such a strong desire for isolation that at first he would neither hire a conveyance nor go to a circuitous line of railway by which he might eventually reach the place.
    7 — Fulfilment (22% in)

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