Thesaurus / roundabout

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So the note had been sent from the "Mystic Brethren," which, by a roundabout method, had drawn Plunger to the shed.

The Hero of Garside SchoolJ. Harwood Panting

Going a roundabout swiftly, you came to the shed first, and posted yourself at the little window on the sea-side.

And later Tom learned in a roundabout way from the Fogers that this was so.

It was in a roundabout way that I discovered that Louie had a place in Evie's thoughts.

The Debit AccountOliver Onions

It is exactly like her to take that roundabout way of satisfying her curiosity about a daughter-in-law she disapproves of.

The Law and the LadyWilkie Collins

They left the house as they had entered it and returned by a roundabout way to Onoway House.

And once we went sleighing—that is, he drove me to the station—in rather a roundabout way.

The Business of LifeRobert W. Chambers

The agent led the way, in a roundabout course, to the south side of the camp, where they began looking over the animals.

Course I does not come right out and ask him about it; but I leads him up to it gentle and roundabout.

J. Poindexter, ColoredIrvin Shrewsbury Cobb

I don't know any of the roundabout ways to say it to you, that a woman would have, but you won't mind that.

Rough-HewnDorothy Canfield

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