roundaboutation

roundaboutation

(ˌraʊndəbaʊtˈeɪʃən)
n
circumlocution
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The parallel at least suggests a kinship between the two schemes, both of which employ roundaboutation to achieve their ends: Alcibiades, having failed to persuade Tissaphernes to come over to the Athenians, covered his failure by manoeuvring the Athenians into breaking off negotiations.