Origin of pleonasm
Related formsple·o·nas·tic, adjectiveple·o·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for pleonasm
We have had pleonasm without fullness, and facility without force.Coelebs In Search of a Wife|Hannah More
Let the word come after the gesture and there will be no pleonasm.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
Redundancy or pleonasm is the use of more words than are necessary to express the thought clearly.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
To lean is a neuter verb, and 'seizing on' is not properly to be called a pleonasm, merely because it is—nothing at all.
Nothing is gained in strength nor precision by this kind of pleonasm.Write It Right|Ambrose Bierce