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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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Having written on her death-bed a letter or confession to you, about this very boy, which, as it was not directed otherwise than in your name, only reached you, and that by a circuitous course, a few days since?
In this case, its affinities to the other fourteen new species will be of a curious and circuitous nature.
A clean-shaved man, with an official manner and wearing gold-rimmed spectacles, called on me one day and made inquiries, at first circuitous, after- wards suavely pressing, about what he was pleased to denominate certain 'documents.
We were saying, if I am not mistaken, that he who wanted to see them in their perfect beauty must take a longer and more circuitous way, at the end of which they would appear; but that we could add on a popular exposition of them on a level with the discussion which had preceded.
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.
The wheelings, the charges, the advances, and the circuitous retreats, were like the flights of circling swallows.
Thus they pursued their journey by circuitous and winding roads; preserving, except when they halted to take breath, or to quarrel about the best way of reaching London, pretty good order and tolerable silence.
Bounderby himself, in a bullying vein of public zeal, might play a Roman part - it was consented that Sissy and Louisa should repair to the place in question, by a circuitous course, alone; and that the unhappy father, setting forth in an opposite direction, should get round to the same bourne by another and wider route.
I have received it on no circuitous information; it has come to me direct.
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.
They will set out from Morfa Nefyn to Holyhead, down to Betws-Y-Coed, back to Porthdinllaen via a circuitous route following the coastline of the Lleyn Peninsula.
Emerson Garden is a park located along Davis Avenue and Emerson Street with a circuitous walking path, seating, playground and lawn area.
Cross border e-commerce transactions have always presented significant challenges for UAE-based merchants, because of limiting factors like circuitous transfer routes and fluctuating exchanges rates, leading to limited access to cash flows," said Bhairav Trivedi, CEO of Network International.
However, later the US companies began to find circuitous legal ways for cooperation, after which the trade turnover began to grow.
Too often it is a nightmare story as Mariangela takes us with her family along the circuitous pathway of finding answers to things which were capable of tearing her family apart.