One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Such usages are sometimes described as barbarous and pleonastic, but such criticism does not affect their widespread use.’
- ‘However, he also sets out to show that such ontologies are not merely pleonastic, but also that an alternative account can be given free of all the difficulties mentioned.’
- ‘Rather, through his pleonastic use of quietness, Mahler seems here to score a parody of sentimentality.’
- ‘But the concept of free action would seem to be pleonastic on the analysis of freedom in terms of the ability to get what one wants.’
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