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He’s a garrulous guy who always has a good joke to share.
  talkative — especially about trivial matters
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  • He’s a garrulous guy who always has a good joke to share.
  • Louie was as upbeat and garrulous as ever.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • an area my garrulous driver referred to as "Afghan Town."
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • She was as tranquil as he was agitated, as monosyllabic as he was garrulous.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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  • I suppose there’d be a curious crowd around there all day with little boys searching for dark spots in the dust, and some garrulous man telling over and over what had happened, until...
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • She was an old garrulous woman,
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Holding on grimly, I could hear the sound of someone wading, sloshing, nearby, and an old man’s garrulous voice saying, "I tole ’em these here young Nineteen-Hundred boys ain’t no good for the job.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Nestor is sometimes taken as a garrulous old Polonius; but experience is greatly respected in his society, and his long speeches play a role in several of the poem’s turning points.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • he was always in or out of your room, ubiquitous and garrulous,
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • ...peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts,
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!

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  • Because Caleb was old, the young man had thought, of course, he would be garrulous and full of reminiscence, but he was wrong.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • She was as friendly as the dogs in the Puppy Program, and as garrulous as her partners were withdrawn.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • A garrulous widower fell in love with her unwavering attention.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • I was on the verge of an obvious jest but held my tongue, a point lost in any case, since Morris, so garrulous, so fluently and freely informative, had anticipated what I had been wondering and was rapidly filling me in.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They were garrulous and gossipy, and their solid, print-clad presences filled the shops with a cozy warmth; a buttress against the cold mist of the morning outdoors.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • They would be on the porch, drinking Scotch, watching Ron’s dogs, three of them, all garrulous and filthy.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "I have, good sir," she answered garrulously.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "One thing I do remember is that he had a thing about socks," says the assistant manager, a fleshy, garrulous man named George Dreeszen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Dinah gave a very garrulous version of it, to which Tom added the particulars which he had drawn from her that morning.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He felt a garrulousness coming on him and he was frightened at the impulse.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Beck Weathers, forty-nine, was a garrulous pathologist from Dallas.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The event of the day — that is, the return of Diana and Mary — pleased him; but the accompaniments of that event, the glad tumult, the garrulous glee of reception irked him: I saw he wished the calmer morrow was come.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • In place of that eager and garrulous narration with which a white youth would have endeavored to communicate, and perhaps exaggerate, that which had passed out in the darkness of the plain, the young warrior was seemingly content to let his deeds speak for themselves.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "And if you were to see the interior of the chapel!" resumed the poet, with his garrulous enthusiasm.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • They entered the grounds of the college and were led by the garrulous porter across the quadrangle.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He was not garrulous by any means.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The choice of go-between was not easy to make: Kali was the nearest to hand and the obvious one, but she was garrulous and self-opinionated: rejection of the young man she selected would involve a tedious squabble.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • She lingered for a few moments, and was garrulous over some detail of the household.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • She spoke of the Italian character; she became almost garrulous over the incident that had made her faint five minutes before.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • "Not I," said I, and sat grimly watching his face under the yellow paraffine flare, as he drank himself into a garrulous misery.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Fortunately, a Highway Patrol car, and not some garrulous citizen, discovered the wreck, and the half-empty bottle of evidence was, no doubt, flung into the night to fall in the dark waters of the swamp.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • He wasn’t very garrulous.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Out in Shanley’s, Yonkers, he became almost logical, and by a careful control of the number of high-balls he drank, grew quite lucid and garrulous.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • II He spent most of the next morning nerving himself to face the garrulous world of the Athletic Club.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • In compliance with the request of a friend of mine, who wrote me from the East, I called on good-natured, garrulous old Simon Wheeler, and inquired after my friend’s friend, Leonidas W. Smiley, as requested to do, and I hereunto append the result.
    Mark Twain  --  The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Fear made her garrulous.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • To speak to P.C. Vockins, she would first have to talk to his wife, a garrulous woman who liked to chat about eggs and related matters—the price of chicken feed, the foxes, the frailty of the modern paper bag.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Good old garrulous Roger, whom Vic loved almost like a brother.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • What struck him most were his extreme garrulousness and restlessness.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • CATHLEEN With garrulous familiarity.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
  • A garrulous old man with a squirrel on his surcoat.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The small, bald man was not only garrulously instructive, but in his own way mesmerizing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • When I had dressed and opened the door, I heard the waves still lapping on the beach, garrulously attesting the fury of the night.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • It is impossible to conceive a more troublesome or more garrulous patriotism; it wearies even those who are disposed to respect it.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • "I had obliged to find me a place whar I could hire out them chaps," the miserable old man before him went on, garrulously.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Disdaining the heroic outfit, excitable in her methods, garrulous, episodical, shrill, she misled her lover much as she had misled her aunt.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • But you hear how garrulous I am: ask me questions, ask me questions about anything, dear guest; since I must talk, make my talk profitable to you.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • Now and then came a flash of cockney humour, now and then some old lady, a character such as Charles Dickens might have drawn, would amuse them by her garrulous oddities.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • But the lady continued with the soft, serene assurance of a person who, as a duchess, was certain of being listened to, and, as a garrulous woman, was independent of the pulse of her auditors.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The Indians were silent and industrious the appetite of the aboriginal American for venison being seemingly inappeasable, while the two white men were communicative, each of the latter being garrulous and opinionated in his way.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
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