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Otis, who tells me he was called “Saladin” on the inside, has taken an almost tragically circuitous route in getting here.

It seems like you took a circuitous route, rather than coming up through some agency.

But a Palestinian from the West Bank would need to travel all the way around on a circuitous route.

The circuitous route that Lincoln claimed, via the Great Lakes, was actually the one best suited for passenger travel in the era.

The army provided a truckload of soldiers as escorts, and we took a circuitous route to avoid areas not considered secure.

He also believed that he could thus join Grant quite as soon as by the more circuitous route by water.

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

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

But General Crawford had reached a cross-road, by taking a circuitous route, and the Southern army was thus shut off from retreat.

It may be a long and circuitous route, but when one has lost his bearings in the forest, that is generally a safe rule to follow.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to circuitous route, such as: deviation, diversion, branch, bypass, bypath, and byway.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.