Origin of circuitous
Examples from the Web for circuitous
It seems like you took a circuitous route, rather than coming up through some agency.Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were flawed and beautiful men in circuitous search of redemption, and Newman wore the characters effortlessly.
There was nothing new, or even objectionable, in the speech, which took a circuitous historical route to its subject.
But a Palestinian from the West Bank would need to travel all the way around on a circuitous route.Israel Discourages Journalists From Visiting West Bank|Ali Gharib|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The circuitous route that Lincoln claimed, via the Great Lakes, was actually the one best suited for passenger travel in the era.Santorum’s Audi and Other Political Transportation Follies|Ben Jacobs|February 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His route was a circuitous one, but it is probable that he pursued it with little caution.The Life of Francis Marion|William Gilmore Simms
After a circuitous march of several days, they crossed the River Clusius, and came into the territory of the Cenomani.
Even then our tours would be circuitous, and sometimes retrograde, and we should turn and double like hares before the hounds.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
After a circuitous journey, we came out on a clear grassy brow over-looking much open country.Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia|Thomas Mitchell
St. Thomas à Becket, though in a circuitous way, had brought deliverance!Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for circuitous
Word Origin and History for circuitous
1660s, from Medieval Latin circuitous "full of roundabout ways," from Latin circuitus "a going round" (see circuit (n.)). Related: Circuitously; circuitousness.