periphrastical love

Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of periphrastic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as periphrastic.

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Examples

  • “Yet once again,” said the Eastern sage, after the periphrastical manner of his countrymen, “supposing that I come not as a friend?”

    The Talisman

  • ` ` Yet once again, '' said the Eastern sage, after the periphrastical manner of his countrymen, ` ` supposing that I come not as

    The Talisman

  • Moreover, there are not wanting in these poems instances of the term signore, or lord, applied to the beloved lady; which is one of the many periphrastical expressions used by the Romance poets to indicate their mistress. "

    The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

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