Sentence Examples


  • Swift inoculated the Scriblerus Club with his own hatred of pedantry, cant and circumlocution.
  • His prose writings gained great reputation in their own day, and long afterwards, but are disfigured by apparent straining after effect, and by frequent puerility and circumlocution.
  • The style is wearisome and prolix, attaining to precision at the expense of circumlocution, and setting forth the smallest particulars with the same distinctness as the main features of the narrative.