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Constance was taking a round-about route to the station, so that, if stopped by acquaintances, she should not be too obviously going to the station.
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During the inquiry, when E. H. Harriman was on the stand for hours, the Commissioners trying to extract, by round-about questioning, the admission from him that he would like to extend his control over the railroads of the country, Lane, who had been silent for some time, suddenly turned and asked Harriman the direct question.
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Then he returned to the porch, in a round-about way, brought up the subject of distance, from his place to Haynes.
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I like so little to analyze the complication of the causes which influence actions, that I will not venture to ascertain whether our Antiquary's humanity to the poor horse was not in some degree aided by his desire of showing his companion a Pict's camp, or Round-about, a subject which he had been elaborately discussing, and of which a specimen, "very curious and perfect indeed," happened to exist about a hundred yards distant from the spot where this interruption took place.
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As soon as the three men had ridden away, however, he sent his aide-de-camp back to Grenoble by a round-about way, ordering him to make as great speed as possible, and to see Général Marchand as soon as may be, so that immediate measures might be taken to prevent that emissary if not from entering the city, at least from posting up proclamations on public buildings.
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Did he indeed mistake the way and lead his splendid cavalry by round-about crossways to the plateau instead of by the straight Brussels road?
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But once she told Carey that she thought it a long, round-about way of saying what you could say just as well in about a dozen plain words.
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By whose authority do some religious teachers now lead the suffering through such a round-about, intricate, or arid path of things to be done and doctrines to be accepted before bringing them to Christ?
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It led in a round-about way through shallow gullies full of stone and brush washed down by floods.
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A sound, large, "round-about" common sense, keen, eager, vigilant, sagacious, encompasses all the emotional elements of his thought.
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The movement of Bragg himself with his wagon trains to Chattanooga across country, while his troops were transported over a long round-about road to the same destination, without need of guards except when in my immediate front, demonstrates the advantage which troops enjoy while acting in a country where the people are friendly.
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It was the wisest course to get back here to England, although you had to take a very round-about journey.
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It was Mrs. Plinth's private opinion that Osric Dane's attitude toward the Lunch Club might have been very different had it welcomed her in the majestic setting of the Plinth drawing-rooms; but not liking to reflect on the inadequacy of Mrs. Ballinger's establishment she sought a round-about satisfaction in depreciating her savoir faire.
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For are not all works merely the round-about ways, the detours of the man himself, merely man’s imperfect attempts to reveal himself?
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But just at that moment Mr. Fane-Smith asked some sudden question, and his wife, starting and coloring, as though she had been detected in wrong-doing, hurriedly and nervously devoted herself to what seemed to Erica a distractingly round-about answer.
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The thought of the round-about way in which Lucy had sent for Martha did not dull its melody.
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In a tortuous, round-about way, he intimated that his married daughter was in great trouble, in consequence of the operation of a great weakness or defect in character which was apparently hereditary.
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Here, as elsewhere on the coast, the greater part of the population consists of women and children, and the young ladies complain of the absence of men-and, indeed, something is desirable in society besides the superannuated and the boys in round-abouts.
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Examples of Round-about

Example #1
Her feelings concerning the arrival of Sophia, and concerning the town's attitude towards it, were very complex.
Example #2
And she caught Spot 'a fair clout on the head,' to indicate to him that she had him alone in the house now.
Example #3
What would he do with all the roads in the country, if he had the power?
Example #4
And the plans for the famous Harriman Inquiry, the first real step taken toward curbing the power of public utilities, were then taken under consideration.
Example #5
He then said: "Mr. Haynes had an ill-feeling toward me, and I have been told that he is circulating a report that I am a rebel, and that he intends to do me bodily harm.
Example #6
He stopped in the living room and listened to the conversation going on between the soldiers out on the porch, which conversation sometimes developed into an argument about Mr. Haynes and the Lieutenant, the full import of which he could not glean.