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Origin of pleonasm
OTHER WORDS FROM pleonasmple·o·nas·tic, adjectiveple·o·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby pleonasm
Example sentences from the Web for pleonasm
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)
The preceding examples illustrate an apparent paradox, viz., the fact of pleonasm and ellipsis being closely allied.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
Accompany her among her female friends and female enemies (if that is no pleonasm), and look at her!Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)|Thomas Carlyle
We have spoken of "true worship;" the expression is a pleonasm.The Articles of Faith|James E. Talmage
The pleonasm is explained by the divergence of French and ME.