CIRCUMLOCUTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CIRCUMLOCUTION
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circumlocution
 n.  indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing
Classic Sentence:
1  Mr. Losberne, who appeared desirous of gaining time, recounted them at great length, and with much circumlocution.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
2  You asked for frankness, Mr. Holmes, and I have taken you at your word, for I have now told you everything without an attempt at circumlocution or concealment.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
3  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.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IV.
Example Sentence:
1  He was afraid to call a spade a spade and resorted to circumlocution to avoid direct reference to his subject.