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Synonyms for circumlocutious

roundabout and unnecessarily wordy

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behaviour" and "centre" and a few circumlocutious paragraphs have been left intact in memory of Quirk.
What seems merely deferred in the Biographia, Nightmare' Abbey identifies simultaneously as an instance of circumlocutious prevarication and as a site of ideological consistency; "belief" makes orthodoxy and sanity interchangeable in the assertion of their syntactic equality.
But perhaps its kinky thread can be neatly, if arbitrarily, tied off in a Kalamanic rumination inspired by his father's own circumlocutious go at revealing the family secret: "What makes one kill another because [an] ancestor is different from one's own: this has little do with blood, more with a history of the perversion of justice" (76-77).