(16) The pleonastic
term "relative valuation" fails to describe the special features of this approach sufficiently, since every valuation is in relative terms in the sense that it takes into account at least one alternative course of action.
In fact, the expression "democratic legal order" is almost pleonastic
, because a democratic order is, by definition, legal.
The Constitution is best described as "circumlocutory" or "pleonastic
." Some provisions are "circumbendibus." This is aggravated by the use of technical or ambiguous words pliable or dimensional in meanings and without accepted legal connotations.
Other parameters include the frequency of syllabic suffixes -ed and -eth; the use of disyllabic variants of suffixes -ion and -ious; the frequency of pleonastic
verb "do" and of grammatical inversions; the frequency of alliterations; and the use of deviations from the metre to emphasize the meaning of the situation described in the line (not unlike onomatopoeia), for example, "Duck with French nods and apish courtesy" instead of something more "iambic," like: "Or duck with apish nods."
Out of the 30 occurrences, only one may be valued as neutral albeit pleonastic
(popor de oameni [people of men]), all the other being associated with negative estimations related to:
Moving to example 7b, once the agent has hypothesized that it refers to the truck, it can penalize all senses of take whose subject must be either pleonastic
(that is, nonreferential, as in It takes time to learn things well) or refer to a human.
threat underscores her unstable mindset and resolution to carry it out if he disregards her will.
In the case of pleonastic
affixation (Gardani 2015; Dressler et al.
He asked what 'on earth is the meaning of Fors Clavigera?'; pointed out that phrases such as 'workman and labourer' were pleonastic
; and observed that needless digressions were, as in Tristram Shandy and Southey's Doctor, the rule (1871, 12).
While contradicting her previous stance, Lenor's pleonastic
"true truth" displays itself as mere rhetorical facade here, a naive tautology that her own doubts about the pedagogical impact of the intellectuals on the people easily call into question.
The use of pleonastic
that in the history of English can be safely ascribed to Lehman's category of hypercharacterization according to which the general subordinator that becomes spuriously added to all kinds of conjunctions and prepositions (Fischer 1992: 295), as in examples (1-2).