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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The use of unnecessarily wordy, indirect or roundabout language; a paraphrase.

The Pelagians are not Ashamed to Eulogize Concupiscence, Although ...
... to mention. Now just observe how he prefers to point to his object by
circumlocution rather than by direct mention of it. "After ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 17 vii the pelagians are.htm

The Study of Words
... to say a thing once is enough; and what is well signified by one word, we load with
many, and most things we choose to signify rather by circumlocution than by ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/the study of words.htm

All that Scripture Therefore, which is Called the Old Testament...
... we have not in use terms for such things: and had I translated and made such, I
should have been indeed more silly: but, were I to use circumlocution, I should ...
/.../augustine/on the profit of believing /section 5 all that scripture.htm

Chapter xviii
... Without circumlocution the visitor, the outstanding one among the three, assumes
sole control of the conversation and delivers the promise He has come to give. ...
/.../ of genesis volume 1/chapter xviii.htm

Chapter i.
... "And He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying." The circumlocution before us,
which runs, "And He opened His mouth," perhaps gracefully intimates by the ...
// lords sermon on the mount/chapter i.htm

Of the Mortification of the Affections of the Will...
... Paul describes by this circumlocution, when he exhorts us that we would (sapere
ad sobrietatem) be soberly wise; concerning which duty we have treated ...
/.../chapter xiii of the mortification.htm

When Confessing the Divinity of Christ we Ought not to Pass Over ...
... He then employed no subtilty or circumlocution, nor did he when he preached the
gospel of the Lord blush at the mention of the cross of Christ. ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter viii when confessing the.htm

That There is in Christ but one Hypostasis (IE , Personal Self).
... "One Lord," says he, "Jesus Christ, by whom are all things." Did he make use of
any circumlocution in order to proclaim the truth of this great mystery? ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter vi that there is.htm

That the Philosophers have Attained to Some Portion of Truth.
... The knowledge of the Father by the Son is the comprehension of the "Greek
circumlocution;" [2006] and to turn from the power of Satan is to change from sin ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xix that the philosophers have.htm

... For the Latin interpreter would not make a circumlocution by saying, to give thee
understanding, if, as we say from health, "to heal thee," so one could say ...
// on the book of psalms/jod.htm

Circumlocution (1 Occurrence)
... (n.) The use of unnecessarily wordy, indirect or roundabout language; a paraphrase.
Multi-Version Concordance Circumlocution (1 Occurrence). ...
/c/circumlocution.htm - 6k

Directly (13 Occurrences)
... 3. (adv.) Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
4. (adv.) Exactly; just. 5. (adv.) Straightforwardly; honestly. ...
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Male (303 Occurrences)
... to be prominent," here a physiological differentiation of the sex, as neqebhah,
"female," which see); (2) 'ish literally, "man"; (3) by circumlocution, only in ...
/m/male.htm - 43k

Circumference (4 Occurrences)

/c/circumference.htm - 7k

Circuit (27 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors. 8. (n.) Circumlocution.
9. (vi) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate. 10. ...
/c/circuit.htm - 16k

Circumspect (1 Occurrence)

/c/circumspect.htm - 6k

Circle (32 Occurrences)
... 10. (n.) Indirect form of words; circumlocution. 11. (n.) A territorial division
or district. 12. (n.) To move around; to revolve around. 13. ...
/c/circle.htm - 17k

Circumstance (5 Occurrences)
... or state of things. 2. (n.) An event; a fact; a particular incident. 3.
(n.) Circumlocution; detail. 4. (n.) Condition in regard ...
/c/circumstance.htm - 8k

Face (780 Occurrences)
... Often "my face," "thy face" is mere oriental circumlocution for the personal pronoun
"I," "me," "thou," "thee." "In thy face" means "in thy presence;" and is ...
/f/face.htm - 47k

Azazel (3 Occurrences)
... or "dismissal.") It is true that the Septuagint in one place translates eis ten
apopompen, which however could be also an abstract circumlocution for a ...
/a/azazel.htm - 20k

Bible Concordance
Circumlocution (1 Occurrence)

Exodus 6:3 and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Jehovah I was not known to them.
(See JPS)



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