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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Zug assumes that "ideas like federalism and separation of powers are embedded in our Constitution, not as passages of a prolix legal code but as abstract and, hence, contestable concepts," and insists that "administration," too, is "one of these concepts." I agree that federalism and separation of powers can be understood as abstractions apart from a legal code.
Joseph DiCicco of Orthopedic Trauma Associates of Southwestern Ohio to conduct a post-operative pain study on patients receiving the Prolix implant, the company said.
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The orchestra did not provide the clarity and sense of forward motion such a prolix score needs, and were disappointingly bland in the spine-tingling music Beethoven gave them in the Incarnatus and Crucifixus.
1 (From the office to the elevator) dislodged alwaysever quivering shivering everalways contriving in the utmost prolix and taut departing yes you'd have said stung from a decrepit-acerbic flowering disquiet in the cradle if it'd been enough a rebuke or something that happened & never unyoked at the root & there rooted
At last-Elizabeths Celtic Mary Magdalen has a close encounter with Paul of Tarsus and the outspoken Maeve and the prolix apostle do not see eye to eye.
Director David McVicar staged a production that, like earlier instalments, tried to make maximum sense of the prolix story.
This is an abridged version of Sanudo's prolix work, which covered the years from 1496 through 1533, arranged by topic rather than in chronological order.
Critics of his aesthetic might point out, perhaps correctly, that much of his writing is really prose, even prolix prose, that he resembles a novelist--sometimes even a journalist--as much as he does a poet.
If you can overlook the prolix, purple prose, however, and if you are a specialist or enthusiast interested in the aeronautical fine points of WWI air combat, Bennett provides a useful and insightful guide.