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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Mr Rugg then stated, not without prolixity, the heads of his protest.
Yet as a vehicle for those ideas, Publius's style often comes under attack for its denseness and prolixity.
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).
Professor Strauss suggests that "[t]he underlying issue, as both [the Free Enterprise Fund and Frey tag] opinions recognize, is finding a way of accommodating the prolixity of government structures Congress creates without teaching Congress how to avoid the President's constitutionally necessary role as our unitary executive.
He apologized for his prolixity and acknowledged that he hoped his letters would be read aloud in the Italian seminaries.
As for Miss Bates, her tiresome prolixity has ensured she has gone down in literature as one of the all-time great bores.
of Book Four, Troilus, a character renowned for unquenchable prolixity,
Now pause, forward a few years, and imagine a second Cyril, a strikingly similar young man who engages in a similar dialogue with his friend Vivian, Baldwin's equal in prolixity and intellectual poise.
The prolixity of the book is in any case at some remove from the austere grace characteristic of the text on which it understandably seeks to shed light, a text destined to humble all commentators.
There is a small indefinable crackle of uncertainty in "The Publisher to the Reader," signed by Gulliver's cousin Richard Sympson, of whom we know nothing yet, which precedes the narrative and that speaks without prior context of Gulliver's prolixity and his addiction to sailors' jargon of which the book has had to be pruned.
Classical Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1-3: LSO / Gergiev Tchaikovsky's first three symphonies need a sympathetic conductor and a top-class orchestra to make their inherent structural weaknesses and occasional prolixity seem unimportant.
Declaring his judgement, US District Judge, Jed Rakoff, said that 'despite their prolixity,' the complaints filed last summer by European financial group, Dexia SA (DEXB.