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Samuel Smith, an American lady, known to my cousin, asked for my accompaniment to a magniloquent lecture the other evening.
Spring Fragrance reports to her husband that "an American lady, known to my cousin" has "asked for my accompaniment to a magniloquent lecture" whose subject is "America, the Protector of China!" She writes,
For Bradford, Lincoln's magniloquent declarations of support for natural law could not be accepted as they stood, but must be analyzed for their rhetorical effect.
Succinctly, although one could argue that both The Wire and House of Cards are magniloquent or overwrought in their depictions of the industry, it is important to recognize that all of the general issues presented in the dramas, as analyzed in this study, are current problems facing the industry that have also been found by researchers.
In the most memorable episode, Sam explores Brooklyn Bridge, which summons forth Hart Crane in spirit and, in the flesh, a loquacious character named Harold Hart, who sings of New York as the new Atlantis in the magniloquent style of Barnes's Dr.
There is at least a touch of the huckster, he discerns, in the most magniloquent promoters of liberty--for instance, William James.
But we are less likely to swoon at the effect than a native speaker; in fact, we are liable to be wary of such effects as overly sonorous, excessively magniloquent. Our wariness is well founded:
And so it comes that themes like these: 'the reward of the king-killer', or 'the outraged maid's alternatives', or 'the incestuous mother', and all the other topics that are treated every day in the school, but seldom or never in actual practice, are set forth in magniloquent phraseology.
A feature of Young's intellectual project is to incorporate the Elizabethan delight in metaphors both decorous and indecorous, constantly embellishing her prose with a poetic juxtaposition of the grand with the prosaic, "a constant alternation of the magniloquent and the colloquial" (Tuve 215).
It was the greatest book to come out of that war: Churchill's magniloquent sorrow for the suffering of the men in the trenches is as powerful as that of the finest war poets; his anger scathing at the politicians who called down the cataclysm and the generals who dragged the slaughter out to no decent end; yet his conviction is adamant that the political and military vocations remain indispensable to civilized life at its best.
MAGNILOQUENT A Opulent B Badly behaved C Lofty who am I?
By decree King Priam is called by increasingly magniloquent titles even as his power crumbles.