Noun(1) using more words than necessary
(1) For all her pleonasm , for all her longwinded babbling, for all her pathetic redundancy, there is still so much that she will never, ever articulate.(2) ‘Experimental fiction’ is a pleonasm .(3) And ‘hackneyed cliché’ is itself a pleonasm .(4) He doesn't say how long ‘lengthy’ is, but as ‘a lengthy sermon’ is a pleonasm , and as he's too good a writer to commit such an atrocity, one suspects pretty long.(5) ‘Obsessive writer’ is a pleonasm if ever there was one.(6) The phrase appears to make use of a deliberate rhetorical device known as pleonasm , a crafted redundancy that plays out the search for the most fitting expression.(7) Apollonius takes no thought for style, and his work is marked by frequent pleonasm , anacoluthon, etc.(8) However, he also sets out to show that such ontologies are not merely pleonastic , but also that an alternative account can be given free of all the difficulties mentioned.(9) People who love musicals and enjoy seeing them affectionately kidded, as well as many others, got quite a kick out of the rather pleonastically titled The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!(10) It is, too, often used pleonastically with pronouns, as are, in fact, most Demonstrative Pronouns.(11) He writes, albeit pleonastically , that the "maintenance of the upward revaluation of homes may be the next frontier of risk socialization.(12) But the concept of free action would seem to be pleonastic on the analysis of freedom in terms of the ability to get what one wants.(13) Rather, through his pleonastic use of quietness, Mahler seems here to score a parody of sentimentality.(14) Such usages are sometimes described as barbarous and pleonastic , but such criticism does not affect their widespread use.
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