What does the word prolix mean?

Usage examples for prolix

  1. Francis, after having adduced in his prolix manner several reasons why it would be downright impossible to procure such a wonderful instrument in such a big hurry, finally stroked his beard with an air of self- flattery and said, " But the land- steward's lady up at the village performs on the manichord, or whatever is the outlandish name they now call it, with uncommon skill, and sings to it so fine and mournful- like that it makes your eyes red, just like onions do, and makes you feel as if you would like to dance with both legs at once." – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  2. Perhaps she expected some lack of composure in the girl, perhaps a more prolix acceptance of honourable amends; but this terse and serene amiability almost suggested indifference; and Virginia seated herself, not quite knowing how she liked it. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Naturally enough, therefore, the Autobiography is often prolix and lacking in proportion, often slack in style and, it must be confessed, tedious. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson