roundabout way love


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)


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  • The steppeland east of the valley where Ayla had lived alone for three years had been more accessible, and the young woman hadn't bothered to take the difficult roundabout way to the west out of the valley very often, and was largely unfamiliar with that area.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Dag Daughtry's stateroom and waited for that worthy to arrive by the roundabout way of the door.


  • My feet chose a roundabout way so I’d have to pass by Stonewall Pharmacy.


  • The written questions traveled by US Mail in a roundabout way to Hood through the NSGC successor to Station US then located on “Antennae Hill,” 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW—a high ground point in Washington, DC.


  • Before Esco Swanger could hitch his team to a buggy and return with Ada by the roundabout way of the road, a rain blew in from the west.

    Cold Mountain

  • It was, he reflected, a roundabout way to make a simple telephone call, but the chances of being overheard at the chateau had left him no choice, and it was actually the main reason for his trip to Carpentras.

    Salvage for the Saint


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