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Pleonasm

Meaning: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.

Synonyms: verbosity, redundancy, tautology, wordiness;

Examples of Pleonasm
All this I saw with my own eyes, and it was the most fearsome sight I ever witnessed.
Gnashing of teeth.
I forgot my PIN number for the ATM machine.
False pretense.
The driver veered off course.

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September 16, 2019

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