circuitousness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality, state, or condition of being circuitous or roundabout; circuity: as, the circuitousness of the route led to delay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being circuitous

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Examples

  • In this 10th anniversary year of 9/11, with renewed danger south of the border, the legend of Pancho Villa is a testament to the mutability — and the circuitousness — of history.

    Pancho Villa, once a terrorist, now celebrated in New Mexico

  • In this 10th anniversary year of 9/11, with renewed danger south of the border, the legend of Pancho Villa is a testament to the mutability — and the circuitousness — of history.

    Pancho Villa, once a terrorist, now celebrated in New Mexico

  • Well, this is Paris, M-G-M – a fantasy world of charm and merriment, and of that fabled "Lubitsch touch," which implied charm, provocative circuitousness and gaiety, combined with a slightly bittersweet awareness that all happiness is transient – but isn't it swell while it lasts!

    The Awful Truth Gives Michael Moore a New Channel, and Some New Targets

  • He had to abandon all generalities and circuitousness, and come plump upon the royal sinner with his "Thou art the man."

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • ANFRACTUOSITY (from Lat. _anfractuosus_, winding), twisting and turning, circuitousness; a word usually employed in the plural to denote winding channels such as occur in the depths of the sea, mountains, or the fissures (_sulci_) separating the convolutions of the brain, or, by analogy, in the mind.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • He had to abandon all generalities and circuitousness, and come plump upon the royal sinner with his "Thou art the man."

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • Robin Greenlaw and Peter Lindsay took a way that should lead them far aside from this port, and then with circuitousness home.

    Foes

  • Indeed I have often wondered whether a woman, when she is in pursuit of any given end, can progress by other methods than an ant, which hath no power of circuitousness, and will climb over a tree with long labour and pain rather than skirt it, if it come in her way.

    The Heart's Highway: A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century

  • Indeed I have often wondered whether a woman, when she is in pursuit of any given end, can progress by other methods than an ant, which hath no power of circuitousness, and will climb over a tree with long labour and pain rather than skirt it, if it come in her way.

    The Heart's Highway

  • He knew that by this route he would avoid meeting his companions; its difficulties and circuitousness would exercise his feverish limbs and give him time for reflection.

    On the Frontier

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