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One thing was a puzzle, though: despite Junior’s reported loquaciousness, his grandchildren never formed a very clear picture of him.
Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
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  • One thing was a puzzle, though: despite Junior’s reported loquaciousness, his grandchildren never formed a very clear picture of him.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Still loquacious.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • His loquacious good-humour infected everyone.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Even the loquacious Mrs. Hubbard was unnaturally quiet.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express

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  • His favorite occupation when not playing boston, a card game he was very fond of, was that of listener, especially when he succeeded in setting two loquacious talkers at one another.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Colonel Scheisskopf gave no indication that he did agree, but General Peckem was already too entranced with his own loquacity to notice.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I don’t recall this loquaciousness from her visit in the U.S., and it feels to me like a delaying tactic, like we are circling around the thing she really wants to do—what we will do—and all these words are like a bridge.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • And now tell me at once what price you put on him, for I am wearied with your loquacity.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Sancho Panza, who was wishing the goatherd’s loquacity at the devil, on his part begged his master to go into Pedro’s hut to sleep.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • All these giant trees and boulders of granite seemed intent on making a mystery of the course of this small brook; fearing, perhaps, that, with its never-ceasing loquacity, it should whisper tales out of the heart of the old forest whence it flowed, or mirror its revelations on the smooth surface of a pool.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • But though his lips disdained to address me, his eyes were very loquacious.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • To whom sad Eve, with shame nigh overwhelmed, Confessing soon, yet not before her Judge Bold or loquacious, thus abashed replied.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Peter became suddenly loquacious.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • The vendor observing this, increased in loquacity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • She did not understand either that Alexey Alexandrovitch’s peculiar loquacity that day, so exasperating to her, was merely the expression of his inward distress and uneasiness.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • If we are merely loquacious and loud talkers, then we can afford to stand very near together, cheek by jowl, and feel each other’s breath; but if we speak reservedly and thoughtfully, we want to be farther apart, that all animal heat and moisture may have a chance to evaporate.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying schoolmasters; the English and the terrible things they did to us for eight hundred long years.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • …or eight similar excursions to the Colosseum, while his less favored companion trod for the first time in his life the classic ground forming the monument of Flavius Vespasian; and, to his credit be it spoken, his mind, even amid the glib loquacity of the guides, was duly and deeply touched with awe and enthusiastic admiration of all he saw; and certainly no adequate notion of these stupendous ruins can be formed save by such as have visited them, and more especially by moonlight,…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Uncle Glegg stood open-mouthed with astonishment at this unembarrassed loquacity, with which his understanding could hardly keep pace.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • But she forbore to utter this feeling, and the reticence of her tongue only made the loquacity of her face the more noticeable.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The great novelist vibrated between two decanters with the regularity of a pendulum; the famous divine flirted openly with one of the Madame de Staels of the age, who looked daggers at another Corinne, who was amiably satirizing her, after outmaneuvering her in efforts to absorb the profound philosopher, who imbibed tea Johnsonianly and appeared to slumber, the loquacity of the lady rendering speech impossible.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • While Judith was loquacious and caressing in her manner, Hetty remained thoughtful and silent.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • The nervous loquacity and opinionation of the Zenith Athletic Club dropped from them.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • VI Hugh was loquacious at breakfast.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Sometimes, when he was particularly loquacious, she went to sleep in his arms, but he loved that Rosalind—all Rosalinds—as he had never in the world loved any one else.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • I found it not difficult, in the excitement of Mr. Chillip’s own brain, under his potations of negus, to divert his attention from this topic to his own affairs, on which, for the next half-hour, he was quite loquacious; giving me to understand, among other pieces of information, that he was then at the Gray’s Inn Coffee-house to lay his professional evidence before a Commission of Lunacy, touching the state of mind of a patient who had become deranged from excessive drinking.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But he WAS Mr. Jellyby; and a loquacious young man called Mr. Quale, with large shining knobs for temples and his hair all brushed to the back of his head, who came in the evening, and told Ada he was a philanthropist, also informed her that he called the matrimonial alliance of Mrs. Jellyby with Mr. Jellyby the union of mind and matter.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The sight of such appliances in a drawing-room was not unusual in Lily’s set, where smoking and drinking were unrestricted by considerations of time and place, and her first movement was to help herself to one of the cigarettes recommended by Trenor, while she checked his loquacity by asking, with a surprised glance: "Where’s Judy?"
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I was instructor to Eli and Enoc; I have been winged by the genius of the splendid crosier; I have been loquacious prior to being gifted with speech; I was at the place of the crucifixion of the merciful Son of God I have been three periods in the prison of Arianrod; I have been the chief director of the work of the tower of Nimrod; I am a wonder whose origin is not known.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He was likewise well apprized of the loquacity of this lady; and yet such was his gratitude, that it had almost got the better both of discretion and shame, and made him publish that which would have defamed his own character, rather than omit any circumstances which might do the fullest honour to his benefactor.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • ’ Here Miss Knag paused to take breath, and while she pauses it may be observed—not that she was marvellously loquacious and marvellously deferential to Madame Mantalini, since these are facts which require no comment; but that every now and then, she was accustomed, in the torrent of her discourse, to introduce a loud, shrill, clear ’hem!’ the import and meaning of which, was variously interpreted by her acquaintance; some holding that Miss Knag dealt in exaggeration, and introduced…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • These loquacious drivers had more news calculated to interest Hudnall.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Coming from the silent streets, they found the old man’s loquacity rather irksome at first.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Bill and Halloway appeared loquacious, and inclined to steal glances at Joan when Kells could not notice.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • It had turned her passion into stone, and it made the surly taciturn Tamb’ Itam almost loquacious.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Adams was warm, loquacious, more personal and opinionated, often humorous and willing to poke fun at himself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • His posture toward life was very much that of the barker of a carnival sideshow: loquacious, patronizing, and cynical.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Whatever loquacity and companionship had previously existed in Snake Anson’s gang were not manifest in this camp.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Presently they reached the turn in the road, opposite the cottage Carley had noticed yesterday, and here her loquacious escort halted.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • It was remarkable that a man as loquacious as Euchre could hold his tongue so long; and this was significant of the deadly nature of the intended deed.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • "Enough, enough," cried Middleton, too impatient to wait until the deliberative and perhaps loquacious old man could end his minute explanation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Mrs. Otter was useful to him too, and sometimes Miss Chalice criticised his work; he learned from the glib loquacity of Lawson and from the example of Clutton.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Little Dorrit had hardly time to think how kind it was, when Flora dashed at the breakfast-table full of business, and plunged over head and ears into loquacity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Your impatient loquacious man has never any notion of keeping his pipe alight by gentle measured puffs; he is always letting it go nearly out, and then punishing it for that negligence.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He is loquacious by nature—and so am I. Let those who would judge me do so—I took advantage of the opportunity to cross intellectual swords with an opponent who is, after all, my equal.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The Judge drew her arm more closely in his own and smiled, while Richard led the way through the gate of the little court-yard in the rear of the dwelling, dealing out his ambiguous warnings with his accustomed loquacity.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • And then, Mandy being thus launched on the congenial theme—the one theme upon which she was ever loquacious—out came the story of the purchase of the dress, the compliments of the saleswoman, the refusal of the borrowed jewellery.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Merely to read the titles suggested innumerable schoolmasters, innumerable clergymen mounting their platforms and pulpits and holding forth with loquacity which far exceeded the hour usually alloted to such discourse on this one subject.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Valentin de Bellegarde was, by his own confession, at all times a great chatterer, and on this occasion he was evidently in a particularly loquacious mood.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • As the black swallow near the palace plies; O’er empty courts, and under arches, flies; Now hawks aloft, now skims along the flood, To furnish her loquacious nest with food: So drives the rapid goddess o’er the plains; The smoking horses run with loosen’d reins.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
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