Sentence Examples


  • The five guys that would end up becoming Pearl Jam, came together in a roundabout sort of way.
  • The red soles came to be in a very roundabout manner.
  • The dead are referred to by some roundabout phrase, never by name, for this might have the dangerous result of bringing back the spirit.
  • But before it could be carried into effect it was superseded by a "provisional constitution," which gave unlimited power to a boule of 400 (chosen by a roundabout system which favoured intrigue) and its nominees, the ten "absolute" generals.
  • The Prussians were driven from the town, but they managed to effect a roundabout retreat to Ligny, where they rallied.