circumlocutionary


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circumlocutionary

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Characterized by repetition and excessive wordiness:
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Here, the repeated negative comparisons (the lawn is not less smooth than the green vale of Tempe, and not less fine than the best efforts of the goddess Flora either) are deliberately circumlocutionary, and the matching subordinate clauses that follow them ("Tho' sung"; "Tho' she commands") are leisurely elaborations, redoubling the space the verse takes up without adding anything substantive to our picture of what the lawn looks like.
His arguments weave serious issues with a jocular, circumlocutionary style in which he uses invented words such as "biggeytitleism," "expibasketical," and "politickerizing," to make his points.
In a complex circumlocutionary narration, La Chute is structured around but does not resolve the central question of how to survive witnessing the other's death.