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PERIPHRASIS. Circumlocution; the use of other words to express the sense of one.
     2. Some words are so technical in their meaning that in charging offences in indictments they must be used or the indictment will not be sustained; for example, an indictment for treason must contain the word traitorously; (q.v.) an indictment for burglary, burglariously; ( q.v.) and feloniously (q.v.) must be introduced into every indictment for felony. 1 Chitty's Cr. Law, 242; 3 Inst. 15; Carth. 319; 2 Hale, P. C. 172; 184;, 4 Bl. Com. 307; Hawk B. 2, c. 25, s. 55; 1 East P. C. 115; Bac. Ab. Indictment, G 1; Com. ]Dig. Indictment, G 6 Cro. C. C. 37.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When we compare these findings with Puerto Rican discourse, as evidenced by El corpus del Habla Popular and by El Habla Culta de los Jovenes, we note that Porto-Crucian Spanish is very similar to Puerto Rican Spanish: in a sample of five informants from both corpora there is a tendency to favor the imperfect in gerund periphrases in 89.3% of the cases (Table 3).
'Participial periphrases in Attic prose.' AJPh 6:291-308.
2011b The substance of language, 2: Morphology, paradigms, and periphrases. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The author cleverly compares the overt realization of the complement in verb periphrases with ne to the overt expression of the subject, which is only required in specific contexts, and the appearance of the complement in transitive verbs that can participate in transitive and intransitive constructions, and concludes that ne is a null-object marker, i.e., ne indicates that the object of the verb need not be expressed.
Then there is George Canning, whose speeches are "so many different periphrases for this one word--Legitimacy" (11:156).
Mais jamais elle ne la designe autrement que par des periphrases, et elle laisse finalement vacante la place de son nom.
To those who balked at the word "Negress" and its colonial connotations, and who proposed periphrases such as "women of African origin," "women of color," "women of the South," or even "women on the move," Simone retorted that, on the contrary, it was good to shock.
De la l'une des periphrases oxymoriques par lesquelles le designe le narrateur: "grotesque premier clerc." (2) Elle recouvre l'incompatibilite apparente entre son nanisme, grotesque par nature, et son elevation intellectuelle et spirituelle, suivant l'acception historique et litteraire originelle de clerc: homme de culture et homme de foi.