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n. (context especially in plural English) ambiguity; circumlocution


n. a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things [syn: circumlocution, periphrasis]

Usage examples of "ambage".

And forthwith sent old wise knights unto these countries following: first to Ambage and Arrage, to Alexandria, to India, to Armenia, whereas the river of Euphrates runneth into Asia, to Africa, and Europe the Large, to Ertayne and Elamye, to Araby, Egypt, and to Damascus, to Damietta and Cayer, to Cappadocia, to Tarsus, Turkey, Pontus and Pamphylia, to Syria and Galatia.