What does the word prolixity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Prolixness.

Usage examples for prolixity

  1. As soon as men and women get facility in composition they are tempted to prolixity. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  2. " Well, Sir, them colors as the ships show all mean something different; the red is from the floating powder- magazine, and the yellow is-" " I said the green light," broke in Richard, with his usual impatience of prolixity. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  3. I think his labours are well described in a passage in one of the dispatches of a distinguished Swedish statesman- the present Prime Minister, if I am not mistaken- who, when he was called upon to consider a scheme of the English Government for the administration of Schleswig, which entered into minute details with a power and prolixity which could have been acquired only by a constitutional Minister who had long served an apprenticeship in the House of Commons, said: Generally speaking, the monarchs of Europe have found it difficult to manage one Parliament, but I observe, to my surprise, that Lord Russell is of opinion that the King of Denmark will be able to manage four. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir