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  • It’s another verbose and ineffective methods of teaching.
  • I know I’m kind of infamous for my . um . verbosity ."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • He seemed fond of his grandmother and used to her, but her verbosity produced in him a kind of soberly observant speechlessness.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • -if my sister was long-winded on the phone, her e-mails were equally verbose.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen

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  • Levin smiled joyfully; he was struck by this transition from the confused, verbose discussion with Pestsov and his brother to this laconic, clear, almost wordless communication of the most complex ideas.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • There was evidently not space enough for his drunken verbosity and Mitya not only filled the margins but had written the last line right across the rest.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • His colleague was silent, having just before privately received a severe lecture about his emetic, so that this good Canivet, so arrogant and so verbose at the time of the clubfoot, was to-day very modest.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The persecutors denied that there was any particular gift in Mr. Chadband’s piling verbose flights of stairs, one upon another, after this fashion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Yet another round in the endless verbosity about the Accords.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Neither of us was what anyone would call verbose, and I didn’t know what there was to say regardless.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight

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  • Observers have described Charlestonians as vainglorious, obstinate, mercurial, verbose, xenophobic, and congenitally gracious.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • His struggles against this temptation, his iterations of "I’m no good, and, "I’m the son he set least store by, but I’m the one that cares for him the most, and the voices of the women, soothing him, trying to quiet him, only added to his tears, the richness of his emotions, and his verbosity, and before long he had realized that this too was useful, and was using it.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • The result was livelier but still too verbose.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • What he had to say was confused, halting, and verbose; but Philip knew the words which served as the text of his rambling discourse.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • A large, overstocked wagon belonging to John stood in front of the foreman’s shack, the driver equally as big as Mr. Williamson, and equally verbose.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Never verbose in social gatherings even in his own language, "the good doctor" sat in the salons of Paris, looking on benevolently, a glass of champagne in hand, rarely saying anything.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Tolstoy then makes a sort of exposition of the plot of KING LEAR, finding it at every step to be stupid, verbose, unnatural, unintelligible, bombastic, vulgar, tedious and full of incredible events, "wild ravings", "mirthless jokes", anachronisms, irrelevancies, obscenities, worn-out stage conventions and other faults both moral and aesthetic.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • But I thought that was perhaps no more than a natural reserve accentuated by the verbose frankness of her husband.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
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