toggle menu
1000+ books

in a sentence

show 70 more with this conextual meaning
  • One thing was a puzzle, though: despite Junior's reported loquaciousness, his grandchildren never formed a very clear picture of him.†   (source)
  • To her right was Selma, a loquacious Tunisian.†   (source)
  • Peter became suddenly loquacious.†   (source)
  • "This I know very well, O loquacious Vizier," answered the Prince.†   (source)
  • Yet by his very loquaciousness he guided others straight to the water he sought to hide.†   (source)
  • Bob always had more to say—he was a sociable man—but it was true also that the other farmers always glanced at Daddy when Bob made some pronouncement, as if Daddy should have the last word, and Daddy liked to exude skepticism, which he could do with an assortment of heavings and grunts that made Bob seem loquacious and shallow.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie is keen on having guest ministers deliver the sermon—which does spare us the canon's loquacity—but whoever the preacher was today, he was some sort of "reformed" Anglican, and his thesis seemed to be that everything that first appears to be different is actually the same.†   (source)
  • Coming from the silent streets, they found the old man's loquacity rather irksome at first.†   (source)
  • She became loquacious: "Offended, offended at you, my beautiful, ....my gifted child?†   (source)
  • Even the loquacious Mrs. Hubbard was unnaturally quiet.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There are facts, as, for example: "The handsome young man in the grey suit, whose reserve contrasted so strangely with the loquacity of the others, now brushed the crumbs from his waistcoat and, with a characteristic gesture at once commanding and benign, made a sign to the waiter, who came instantly and returned a moment later with the bill discreetly folded upon a plate."†   (source)
  • His posture toward life was very much that of the barker of a carnival sideshow: loquacious, patronizing, and cynical.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It had turned her passion into stone, and it made the surly taciturn Tamb' Itam almost loquacious.†   (source)
  • The nervous loquacity and opinionation of the Zenith Athletic Club dropped from them.†   (source)
  • These loquacious drivers had more news calculated to interest Hudnall.†   (source)
  • Tom heard both profanity and loquacious humor.†   (source)
  • Jake Devine was loquacious in his complaints that he had not downed any Comanches.†   (source)
  • His loquacious good-humour infected everyone.†   (source)
  • But though his lips disdained to address me, his eyes were very loquacious.†   (source)
  • While Judith was loquacious and caressing in her manner, Hetty remained thoughtful and silent.†   (source)
  • The vendor observing this, increased in loquacity.†   (source)
  • The more loquacious Thenardier became, the more mute was Jean Valjean.†   (source)
  • All his loquacity was suddenly arrested and replaced by a naive and silent feeling of admiration.†   (source)
  • He would put in his poem, a loquacious old fellow, like me, and he would call him Nestor.†   (source)
  • 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?"†   (source)
  • Presently they reached the turn in the road, opposite the cottage Carley had noticed yesterday, and here her loquacious escort halted.†   (source)
  • Bill and Halloway appeared loquacious, and inclined to steal glances at Joan when Kells could not notice.†   (source)
  • She would talk about William the Silent, about Gustave the Loquacious, about Paris frocks, about how the poor dressed in 1337, about Fantin-Latour, about the Paris-Lyons-Mediterranee train-deluxe, about whether it would be worth while to get off at Tarascon and go across the windswept suspension-bridge, over the Rhone to take another look at Beaucaire.†   (source)
  • Hugh was loquacious at breakfast.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Whatever loquacity and companionship had previously existed in Snake Anson's gang were not manifest in this camp.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He was suddenly loquacious; he told her what a noble and misunderstood man he was, and how superior to Pete, Fulton Bemis, and the other men of their acquaintance; and she, bending forward, chin in charming hand, brightly agreed.†   (source)
  • Duanes reply was a remark as loquacious as Fletcher's, to the effect that a long, slow, monotonous ride was conducive to thirst.†   (source)
  • They began to talk, and finding Clutton more loquacious and less sardonic than usual, Philip determined to take advantage of his good humour.†   (source)
  • Her loquacity was a standing joke between them, and he answered: "You never let me get a word in, and I've got out of the habit of talking.'†   (source)
  • A little later Dave Stronghurl drove into camp with weary team, and tired himself, yet unusually loquacious and robustly merry for him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • ' 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 the monosyllable when any fresh invention was in course of coinage in her brain; others, that when she wanted a word, she threw it in to gain time, and prevent anybody else from striking into the conversation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Albert had already made seven 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, at which time the vast proportions of the building appear twice as large when viewed by the mysterious beams o†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But she forbore to utter this feeling, and the reticence of her tongue only made the loquacity of her face the more noticeable.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Uncle Glegg stood open-mouthed with astonishment at this unembarrassed loquacity, with which his understanding could hardly keep pace.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Enough, enough," cried Middleton, too impatient to wait until the deliberative and perhaps loquacious old man could end his minute explanation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There is a loquacity that tells nothing, which was Bathsheba's; and there is a silence which says much: that was Gabriel's.†   (source)
  • It is more difficult to get rid of the old gentleman, Mr. George finds, than to bear a hand in carrying him downstairs, for when he is replaced in his conveyance, he is so loquacious on the subject of the guineas and retains such an affectionate hold of his button —having, in truth, a secret longing to rip his coat open and rob him—that some degree of force is necessary on the trooper's part to effect a separation.†   (source)
  • With many loquacious assurances that they would be agreeably surprised in the aspect of the criminal, the doctor drew the young lady's arm through one of his; and offering his disengaged hand to Mrs. Maylie, led them, with much ceremony and stateliness, upstairs.†   (source)
  • Her visitors were numerous and extremely loquacious, and they exacted much of their hostess's attention.†   (source)
  • She was never loquacious, or if she occasionally became communicative, it was under the influence of some temporary excitement that served to arouse her unsophisticated mind; but, for hours at a time, in the course of this all-important day, she seemed to have absolutely lost the use of her tongue.†   (source)
  • To expand, without bothering about it—without shiftless timidity on one side, or loquacious eagerness on the other—to the full compass of what he would have called a "pleasant" experience, was Newman's most definite programme of life.†   (source)
  • He repeated Cosette's name for whole nights in the melancholy loquacity of fever, and with the sombre obstinacy of agony.†   (source)
  • The prioress, who was usually subjected to the barrier of silence, and whose reservoir was overfull, rose and exclaimed with the loquacity of a dam which has broken away:— "I have on my right Benoit and on my left Bernard.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To whom sad Eve, with shame nigh overwhelmed,
    Confessing soon, yet not before her Judge
    Bold or loquacious, thus abashed replied.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "It may be on the dice," said Don Quixote, "that all thou sayest will come true; overlook the past, for thou art shrewd enough to know that our first movements are not in our own control; and one thing for the future bear in mind, that thou curb and restrain thy loquacity in my company; for in all the books of chivalry that I have read, and they are innumerable, I never met with a squire who talked so much to his lord as thou dost to thine; and in fact I feel it to be a great fault of thine and of mine: of thine, that thou hast so little respect for me; of mine, that I do not make myself more respected.†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)