circumlocution


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Whoever wrote this down has a severe case of CIRCUMLOCUTION.
There was circumlocution when it came to the issue of Pakistan joining the Saudi-led military alliance and reference made to the April 10, 2015 parliamentary resolution that caution was to be exercised in joining the alliance, our relations with Iran being of key importance.
Circumlocution is the term for using several 'what' when less or only one will do?
Noting that in Haitian Creole there is no term designating the totality of practices that outsiders call "vodou," nor a single word to describe the phenomenon of "possession" (expressed in Haitian by the circumlocution "lwa monte mwen/li," the spirit has mounted me or him/her), Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken undertakes the ambitious adventure of pulling together a religious system, French currents of philosophy and ethnology, and Haitian, literary, and post-colonial Studies.
The greatest circumlocution since "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is": Hillary Clinton, describing an argument over whether the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout could be scheduled during the White House Correspondents' Dinner, at which Barack Obama was scheduled to speak: "While I don't remember exactly what I said, some in the media have quoted me using a four-letter word to dismiss the correspondents' dinner.
The attack on Charlie Hebdo must be condemned without circumlocution, and it has given Turkey a good opportunity to question itself.
Del Rosario, he himself is guilty of circumlocution, evasion, discombobulation and ad hominem attacks on Binay.
Unless the Birmingham MPs, whose contribution to date has been pathetic, commit themselves wholeheartedly and make the fight for justice a cause celebre, the campaign will go round in circles like the Circumlocution Office in Dickens' Little Dorrit where no public business of any kind makes progress.
It seems that B2 find approximation to be a better resource than circumlocution which, although similar to the former, evidences more limited linguistic resources in the speakers who use it.
Compression of the original gives way to visual impact and circumlocution.
In this, Gritsch resorts to no evasion or circumlocution but offers a frank and forceful acknowledgement of Luther's own irrational and violent animus toward Jews and Judaism, which is traced through the entire trajectory of his career--even though this aberration was so much at odds with the rest of Luther's thinking and teaching.
If your eyes aren't blinkered you see an Egypt inured to everyday circumlocution, insanity held at bay by the skin of its teeth.