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In Modern French the pronominal inversion (the substantive being prefixed) or a verbal periphrasis must be used—Saul est-il?
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 1 "FRANCISCANS" TO "FRENCH LANGUAGE"VARIOUS
Periphras′tic, -al, containing or expressed by periphrasis or circumlocution.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Be it remarked that this periphrasis indicated his mother; and that the bread he alluded to is made with a species of leaven.
CEDAR CREEKELIZABETH HELY WALSHE
"Prop of sea-waves' fire," a periphrasis for a woman that bears gold on her arm.
THE STORY OF BURNT NJALANONYMOUS
"He that hoardeth ocean's fire," a periphrasis for man, Hauskuld of Whiteness.
THE STORY OF BURNT NJALANONYMOUS
A similar use of periphrasis occurs in Anglo-Saxon kennings ('world-candle' for sun, 'battle-adders' for arrows).
THE LOVES OF KRISHNA IN INDIAN PAINTING AND POETRYW. G. ARCHER
Delille won fame by his fondness for the didactic periphrasis, but I think he has been misjudged.
DECADENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON THE CULTURE OF IDEASREMY DE GOURMONT
Their construction is simple: anything in Nature you please is described by a poetical periphrasis, and you are asked what it is.
MODERN MYTHOLOGYANDREW LANG
His classical fancy, his elegant turn for periphrasis and his venomous sting alike made him the idol of that urbane age.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
His feelings of integrity would not have been alarmed by a periphrasis, but this plain speaking shocked him.
THE COUNT'S MILLIONSEMILE GABORIAU

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