disquisition

Part of speech: noun

A systematic treatise or discourse.

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Usage examples "disquisition":

  1. There is the same superabundance of allegory; the same confusion of spirit and matter among the supernatural persons; the same lengthy astronomical treatise; the same personification of Sin and Death; the same medley of Christian and pagan mythology; the same tedious historico- theological disquisition at the end of both poems. - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.
  2. " Oh," said Odalie, in a casual tone and with a slight shrug of the shoulders, not relishing the intrusive turn of the disquisition, " a souvenir, perhaps, from the colonies or over seas." - "The Story of Old Fort Loudon", Charles Egbert Craddock.
  3. She did not feel so much afraid of the silence, now that Arthur seemed entering upon a disquisition. - "Trumps", George William Curtis.