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synonyms for periphrastic

  • bombastic
  • chatty
  • diffuse
  • discursive
  • flatulent
  • gabby
  • garrulous
  • inflated
  • lengthy
  • long-winded
  • loquacious
  • palaverous
  • pleonastic
  • prolix
  • rambling
  • redundant
  • rhetorical
  • tedious
  • turgid
  • verbose
  • voluble
  • windy
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How to use periphrastic in a sentence

This was supplied, in the common periphrastic manner, by the help of the preposition and the article.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
When the present is found not to be distinctive enough, periphrastic forms come in.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 4VARIOUS
This tendency, together with periphrastic instead of verbal conjugation, continued to the end.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT EGYPTLEWIS SPENCE
In conversation they generally use a periphrastic epithet, such as the All-Good.
THE COMING RACEEDWARD BULWER LYTTON
As poetry it does not measure up to Aasen; as translation it is periphrastic, arbitrary, not at all faithful.
AN ESSAY TOWARD A HISTORY OF SHAKESPEARE IN NORWAYMARTIN BROWN RUUD
Using these as auxiliaries the finite verb makes a whole series of periphrastic tenses.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 12, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Periphrastic epithets are part of the original and common stock of the Teutonic poetry.
EPIC AND ROMANCEW. P. KER
The periphrastic tenses are formed on the same principles as in Mth.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, SLICE 7VARIOUS
He might be described as the last of the periphrastic humorists.
OLD AND NEW MASTERSROBERT LYND
Coptic presents a remarkable contrast to Egyptian in the precision of its periphrastic conjugation.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 1VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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