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circumlocution

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On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Henry Drummond
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cir·cum·lo·cu·tion /ˌsɜrkəmloʊˈkyuʃən/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sur-kuhm-loh-kyoo-shuhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun

Noun

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circumlocution

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  1. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
  2. a roundabout expression.

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