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Do you fear to quote the sublimated utterances of the perspicacious, although pleonastic philosopher?
Soke means jurisdiction and sake and soke is but a pleonastic phrase, which means no more than soke.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYONDFREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND
My banks, they are furnished,—the most straitest sect,—these are pleonastic expressions.
Johnson's emendation, though pleonastic, makes least change upon the text of the Folios.
The other pleonastic suffixes mentioned under Prakrit are also employed in Marathi, but usually with specific senses.
The king he is just, dealt with as a single sentence, is undoubtedly pleonastic.
How emphatically he puts it in the almost pleonastic language, "Surely nothing but a breath is every man, stand he ever so firm."
Is there not something pleonastic in the title "Fantaisie-Impromptu?"
"The universal opinion of all men" is a pleonastic expression often heard.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
This pleonastic use of a conjunction with the relative is common among illiterate writers and speakers to-day.

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