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not taking a direct or straight line or course

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marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct

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deviating from a straight course

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Three-quarters of an hour later we had finished our circuitous walk and were on board.
Extinct forms are seldom directly intermediate between existing forms; but are intermediate only by a long and circuitous course through many extinct and very different forms.
Nor would the Martians have embraced even such opportunities as might present themselves, for they could always find a circuitous route about the base of any eminence, and these roads they preferred and followed in preference to the shorter but more arduous ways.
Presently the sound of the voices became fainter, and once again I took up my hazardous ascent, now more difficult, since more circuitous, for I must climb so as to avoid the windows.
"Do you know why he followed you?" began Gringoire again, seeking to return to his question by a circuitous route.
At one moment he thought, "I will write a letter: I prefer that to any circuitous talk;" at another he thought, "No; if I were talking to him, I could make a retreat before any signs of disinclination."
In either event it might prove meat for Sheeta, and so the wary feline stalked by a circuitous route, upon soft, padded feet that gave forth no sound, until the circling aasvogel and his intended prey were upwind.
Determined at once to prove the truth - or rather the falsehood - of her story, I hastened to Woodford as fast as my legs could carry me; first veering round by a circuitous course, but the moment I was out of sight of my fair tormentor cutting away across the country, just as a bird might fly, over pasture-land, and fallow, and stubble, and lane, clearing hedges and ditches and hurdles, till I came to the young squire's gates.
He acted upon this impluse without delay, and choosing the least frequented roads began his journey back, resolved to lie concealed within a short distance of the metropolis, and, entering it at dusk by a circuitous route, to proceed straight to that part of it which he had fixed on for his destination.
Elena Ferrarin took quite the circuitous route to end up a as a senior staff writer for the Daily Herald.
"Despite President Duterte's tough and no-nonsense drive against graft and corruption, the government is barely making progress in its campaign because of the circuitous legal process that allows officials convicted of corruption or even plunder too much leeway to avoid jail time and even seek public office," he said.
Frustrated that the country's "circuitous" legal process allows government officials convicted of corruption or even plunder to avoid jail time and even seek public office, Samar Rep.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jun 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not take the Pakistani air space for flying to the SCO summit in Bishkek in Kyrgystan later this week and instead will fly by the circuitous route through Oman and Iran.
The proceedings are circuitous. First, the complaint goes to the provincial bar council that take years to pass their orders.