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  • But before it could be carried into effect it was superseded by a "provisional constitution," which gave unlimited power to a boule of 400 (chosen by a roundabout system which favoured intrigue) and its nominees, the ten "absolute" generals.
  • But on either side of this refusal are to be found elaborate projects of friendly societies and widows' funds, which practically cover, in a clumsy and roundabout manner, the whole ground of life insurance.
  • The Prussians were driven from the town, but they managed to effect a roundabout retreat to Ligny, where they rallied.
  • The dead are referred to by some roundabout phrase, never by name, for this might have the dangerous result of bringing back the spirit.
  • It is a roundabout argument to be sure, but essentially the mobile revolution allows people to band together and eventually bring down tyrants.

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