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Word of the Day 05/01/20 Ambages

Ambages (noun)
ambages [ am-bey-jeez ]


noun Archaic. (used with a plural verb)
1. winding, roundabout paths or ways.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ambāgēs (plural) circuits, equivalent to amb(i)- ambi- + -āg- (combining form of agere to move) + -ēs plural ending; cf. indagate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR AMBAGES
Longa est injuria, long / Ambages—Long is the story of her wrongs, tedious the details.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCES|JAMES WOOD

Charles ran through all the ambages of intrigue, like a subject who endeavours to make a minister suspected by his master.
THE HISTORY OF PETER THE GREAT, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA|VOLTAIRE

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