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  • Some might question the amount of extraneous detail concerning the subject's early life, but there was method in the authors' verbosity.†   (source)
  • The result was livelier but still too verbose.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He grinned when I handed it over, yet it was a grin that contained more sincere thanks than a multitude of the verbosities of speech common to the members of my own class.†   (source)
  • What he had to say was confused, halting, and verbose; but Philip knew the words which served as the text of his rambling discourse.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The persecutors denied that there was any particular gift in Mr. Chadband's piling verbose flights of stairs, one upon another, after this fashion.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.†   (source)
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