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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CIRCUITOUS

Taking a circuitous route, he at last reached a sort of little inn.

Henry led the horse round by a circuitous way back to the path.

It seems a circuitous way; but it may prove a way nevertheless.

The lateness of the hour compelled her to take a circuitous route to London.

The ledge could only be reached by a circuitous route three miles away.

Why had Goritz come by the circuitous road over the Romanja Plain?

I had to proceed by a circuitous route in order to get ahead of the enemy.

By what strange and circuitous routes are lovers brought to meet!

The progress of Albert, and his- 74 - satellites, going the rounds, was circuitous.

Rebates may or may not be given in connection with circuitous routing.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Medieval Latin circuitous "full of roundabout ways," from Latin circuitus "a going round" (see circuit (n.)). Related: Circuitously; circuitousness.

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