circumstance (n.) 2
circumlocution, verbiage, unnecessary detail
E3 III.i.8 [Lorraine to King John] not to spend the time in circumstance
MV I.i.154 [Antonio to Bassanio] You ... herein spend but time / To wind about my love with circumstance
Oth I.i.13 [Iago to Roderigo, of Othello and Iago's supporters] he ... / Evades them with a bombast circumstance
TS V.i.23 [Petruchio to Pedant as Vincentio] leave frivolous circumstances

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