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Origin of pleonasm
OTHER WORDS FROM pleonasmple·o·nas·tic, adjectiveple·o·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby pleonasm
How to use pleonasm in a sentence
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.