Circumlocution in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Circumlocution

the use of an excessive number of words to say something, particularly to avoid speaking clearly

Examples of Circumlocution in a sentence

The con man tried to use circumlocution to avoid explaining his real intentions to the wealthy couple.  🔊

As a politician, the senator had no problem using circumlocution to make his responses sound honest.  🔊

Sneaky people who want others to be fooled by their words often use circumlocution to hide their true purposes.  🔊

To sell his company’s products, the sly salesman used circumlocution to avoid directly answering the woman’s questions.  🔊

The student used circumlocution in an attempt to stall his teacher while he completed his homework in class.  🔊

Rather than let people know he was losing his memory, Mr. Jones used circumlocution to constantly change the topic of conversation.  🔊

I would never vote for a politician who avoids answering questions through the use of circumlocution.  🔊

Despite the writer’s use of circumlocution in his article, it was still quite evident he knew nothing about his subject.  🔊

If only the speaker would stop all the circumlocution and get to the point of his speech!  🔊

The lawyer made use of circumlocution to confuse the jury into believing his client’s innocence.  🔊

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