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Far from the Madding Crowd
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turgid -- as in: a turgid speech
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Gabriel was already among the turgid, prostrate forms.

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  • His German is mellifluous—but now Durrfeld, sidetracked from his righteous rage at the British and the Dutch, subsides into his previous detached self, gazing at the turgid Professor beneath arched eyebrows, looking remotely irritated and bored.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They were like turgid animals who did things mechanically.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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