prolixity


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prolixity

noun effusion, long windedness, loquacity, redundancy, verbiage, verbosity, wordiness

PROLIXITY. The unnecessary and superfluous statement of facts in pleading or in evidence. This will be rejected as impertinent. 7 Price, 278, n.

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Our author is voluminous; he continues to write and publish with as much praiseworthy and indefatigable prolixity as if his efforts were crowned with the brilliant success that so justly attends those of Eugene Sue.
This is a theoretically dense and often confusing work, made all the more difficult to read by a prolixity of style and a disappointingly poor translation of the original Spanish edition (witness, for example, how "the tendential fall in the rate of profit" is rendered as "the tendentious fall" in the passage cited above).
Wilson, who navigates De Quincey's work with a concision that is the polar opposite of her subject's restless prolixity, observes that there have been plenty of biographies of De Quincey, but her aim in Guilty Thing is to present the first "De Quinceyan biography.
While there is much to admire in this book, Furnish's overwrought prolixity dulls the luster of his brighter observations.
No such prolixity invades the observations of Gilbert White--especially when considering the report of a male moose in rut time on the St Lawrence River in Canada.
The phrase 'material and necessary' is to be interpreted liberally to require disclosure, upon request, of any facts bearing on the controversy which will assist preparation for trial by sharpening the issues and reducing delay and prolixity.
Moreover, their contribution should be relevant (maxim of relation) and communicators should avoid ambiguity, obscurity, prolixity and incoherence (maxim of manner).
Scott's prolixity in notes written early in his authorial career must have been regarded somewhat differently to those published in the Magnum Opus edition of the Waverley Novels.
Ibn Qutayba then lists twenty-six legal maxims, concluding that "memorizing them and understanding and reflecting on their meaning would save [the civil servant] from the prolixity of the jurists, God willing" (1981: 14).
Under duress, Burgos admits that a few youthfulpoems amount to her sum "contribution to the Nationalist Patty, " although her emphatic tone and sudden prolixity suggests an agitated wish to diminish the importance of such poems.
The author keeps mentioning the main feature of his character (ambition) --just like in the serial novel--despite the risk of creating an impression of redundance and prolixity.
Text and Drugs and Rock 'n 'Roll may ride this wave to high visibility and a broad readership, or it may sink under the weight of its prolixity.