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garrulous

adjective babbling, chattering, chatty, communicative, declamatory, effusive, eloquent, gabby, glib, gossiping, gossipy, indiscreet, leaky, long-winded, prattling, talkative, tattling, verbose, wordy
See also: flatulent, loquacious, profuse, voluble
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Overall, our results provide relatively consistent support for the proposition that constitutional garrulity in the form of constitutional endurance is a function of social capital.
At the very least, he refuses to resolve the crisis of motion, with the result of some garrulity of his own as he tries to explain the meter of "The Thorn": "It was necessary that the Poem, to be natural, should in reality move slowly, yet I hoped that, by the aid of the metre ...
Both the unusual length of The Wanderer and the fact that it is (among other things) a "love-tale" seemed to jar readers and critics, who lamented the novel's "garrulity"--a stereotypical flaw of old age--as well as the inappropriateness of a woman of advanced age having the temerity to continue to write romances.
Was any above measure talkative, a betrayer of secrets, he was carried off, a fish, to live in the waters amid his kind, that in eternal silence he might atone for his garrulity. When for thrice a thousand years he had forced these through countless diverse shapes, he sends them back once more to the beginnings of human form purged at last with Lethe's stream.]
(25) It is argued that Lord Peter simply uses his garrulity as a ploy, an elaborate disguise for private deduction.
Contradicting the image of Florence as a fragile heart patient, this picture of coarseness and garrulity comes into focus while Dowell muses on the extent to which Florence was merely acting the part of invalid.
garrulity in narrators is as tedious as garrulity in acquaintances,
By stressing silence at moments, as at Box Hill, and allowing full reign to garrulity most of the time, as in the strawberry party, Emma treats head-on the banality of most words strung together, the mediocrity of society and its intercourse.
Cleitophon could certainly be called [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], since the term has connotations of talkativeness or garrulity as much as anything, and he is now nearing the end of the eighth book of his narration.
The orange and citron groves, and all the rich enameled luxuriance of torrid luxuries, now began to wear a sombre aspect, while the chattering Paroquet ceased to imitate man, and disturb the sweets of solitude, with prating garrulity, had retired to her roost on the sturdy logwood.
In an 1875 letter, Miller had complained that "I can't make a great Chief Justice out of a small man," noting that Waite was assigning cases to Clifford and Swayne, whose old age and lack of competence resulted in their "writ[ing] opinions in which their garrulity is often mixed with mischief." (117) He wrote in the same vein four years later, stating that Waite lacked the "firmness and courage" to insist that his colleagues write shorter opinions.
Punished by Juno for using her exceptional garrulity to distract the goddess while Zeus dallied with nymphs, Echo suffers an amputation of voice.