prolixity

Part of speech: noun

Prolixness.

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Usage examples "prolixity":

  1. As soon as men and women get facility in composition they are tempted to prolixity. - "Around The Tea-Table", 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", 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", Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir.