Sometimes, angry spirits attacked the circumlocution Office.
The Barnacle family had for some time helped to administer the circumlocution Office.
He informed Chamberlain, with some circumlocution, that the Frenchman had been extremely anxious over the telegram.
There was not the slightest flavour of the circumlocution Office about their proceedings.
I am like the clerk in the circumlocution Office who always complained bitterly when any one came in to ask information.
He defined the nature and crime of treason with elaboration and circumlocution.
We run to the window whenever we feel inclined, and we leave our shades up at dusk without apology or circumlocution.
Dick of the Syke was not to be beaten for lack of the logic of circumlocution.
The circumlocution and cold categories of Kant fail to improve the conditions of mortals, morally, spiritually, or physically.
Indeed, it would be difficult to express the idea even by circumlocution.
c.1400, from Latin circumlocutionem (nominative circumlocutio) "a speaking around" (the topic), from circum- "around" (see circum-) + locutionem (nominative locutio) "a speaking," noun of action from past participle stem of loqui "to speak" (see locution). A loan-translation of Greek periphrasis (see periphrasis).
Roundabout speech or writing: “The driveway was not unlike that military training device known as an obstacle course” is a circumlocution for “The driveway resembled an obstacle course.” Circumlocution comes from Latin words meaning “speaking around.”