Periphrastically Per`i*phras"tic*al*ly, adv. With circumlocution. [1913 Webster]

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  • Periphrase — Per i*phrase, n. [L. periphrasis, Gr. ?, fr. ? to think about, to be expressed periphrastically; ? + ? to speak: cf. F. p[ e]riphrase. See {Phrase}.] (Rhet.) The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • periphrasis — noun (plural periphrases) Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from periphrazein to express periphrastically, from peri + phrazein to point out Date: 1533 1. use of a longer phrasing in place of a possible shorter form of expression 2. an instance of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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