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Now it strikes me that there is quite as much tautology in "unsane lunes" as in the double epithet, "dangerous, unsafe."
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 196, JULY 30, 1853VARIOUS
Therefore there is a certain amount of tautology in denouncing the "master class" for its monstrous abuses.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
"Love a beautiful person nobly, but be sure you love her," says our social wisdom with interesting tautology.
THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERSJACK LONDON
Look too at the gross fibs in all indictments for assault and battery, to say nothing of their tautology.
THE KNICKERBOCKER, VOL. 22, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 1843VARIOUS
Under this form it is in its turn out of the reach of experiment and reduces to a sort of tautology.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE: SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS, THE VALUE OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND METHODHENRI POINCAR
If then we say there is something which remains constant, we only utter a tautology.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE: SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS, THE VALUE OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND METHODHENRI POINCAR
It is a very early instinct of language; for ancient poetry is almost as free from tautology as the best modern writings.
CRATYLUSPLATO
When they grow up and have ideas which are beyond their powers of expression, especially in writing, tautology begins to appear.
CRATYLUSPLATO
But the Greek has no such precise rules; and hence any literal translation of a Greek author is full of tautology.
CHARMIDESPLATO
I had said the same thing over and over again to see whether the wilful tautology would cause the secretary to open his eyes.
A THIEF IN THE NIGHTE. W. HORNUNG
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WORDS RELATED TO TAUTOLOGY

  • circumlocution
  • expansiveness
  • floridity
  • long-windedness
  • loquacity
  • periphrase
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • redundancy
  • tautology
  • verbosity
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