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By this periphrasis Waverley readily apprehended his portmanteau was intended.

As a periphrasis, the combination in other words is subdisjunctive.

The periphrasis is a metaphor, and thus has the same life-span as a metaphor.

As a periphrasis the combination in other words is subdisjunctive.

"Prop of sea-waves' fire," a periphrasis for a woman that bears gold on her arm.

"He that hoardeth ocean's fire," a periphrasis for man, Hauskuld of Whiteness.

He used antithesis, periphrasis, and climax with great skill.

If the sense demanded the use of such a word, a periphrasis of 'noble' words must be employed instead.

Be it remarked that this periphrasis indicated his mother; and that the bread he alluded to is made with a species of leaven.

The greatest is the making the very dispensation objected to, the periphrasis of his title.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin periphrasis "circumlocution," from Greek periphrasis, from periphrazein "speak in a roundabout way," from peri- "round about" (see peri-) + phrazein "to express" (see phrase (n.)).

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