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- v. To roll, curl or twist around
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To roll; turn: as, to circumvolute a period.
- To encircle or enwrap: as, circumvoluting twine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail
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The old governor, who had purposely been more circumvolute even than usual, in order not too suddenly to shock his feelings, looked up at him with a kind expression, which showed that he truly entered into his wretchedness.
It is not that I cannot write to you; should you doubt it, take the following fragment, which was intended for you some time ago, and be convinced that I can antithesize sentiment, and circumvolute periods, as well as any coiner of phrase in the regions of philology.
_circumvolute_ periods, as well as any coiner of phrase in the regions of philology.
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