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a formal, lengthy exposition of a topic

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an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

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These sometimes uneven explanations do not always conform to canons current in social science disquisitions.
His relentless disquisitions on Israel's strategic environment, security requirements, red lines and Jewish history are offset only by conciliatory talk about reopening the negotiations, which are immediately rejected by the Palestinians, who, like him, fear showing weakness.
My companion masked her fascination with these facts, and my informative disquisitions on terroir and tannins over our evening drinks, with a convincing mask of feigned boredom.
Phung's treatise unveils the human dimensions of prostitution, that is, the real face of the sex trade is uncovered and not the abstract disquisitions of medical practitioners or the fustiness of moralists.
There are odd references to them, but, as with the novels written at the same time, one gets the sense that Beckett does not want to burden his correspondents with long disquisitions on artworks that he feels are going to fail, whatever he does.
Reading through Palmer's tedious disquisitions on social minds and on internalist and externalist frameworks, one never has the sensation of a fictional mind, or a real mind, or any mind in between.
That premise gives players plenty of opportunity to blast splicers--the genetically-altered addicts roaming Rapture's halls--and to hear disquisitions on the nature of cooperation and social order from both Lamb and Ryan.
I recall that on my visit in 2002 to Libya officials and academics - those who did not treat us to lengthy disquisitions on The Green Book - would, in an embarrassed and reserved sort of way, say that their country had 'management problems', an indirect reference to Gaddafi's style.
In both instances, the way in which the entries in question are not just detailed disquisitions on the relevant items, but also explore the sets to which they belong in the form of mini-monographs, make them models of how it is possible to transcend the potentially limiting confines of the catalogue entry and explore more widely.
One almost comes to expect that contributions in the crowded arena of Scholasticism and Thomistic thought in Dante would entail some form of the historical disquisitions, academic debates, and theological wranglings that Giovanni Busnelli and Bruno Nardi, Etienne Gilson and Kenelm Foster, John Bruce-Jones and Francesco Santi, and so many others have bequeathed.
Because those are the alternatives, I'll offer Obama a suggestion: When Wright first came up in March, Obama delivered a 5,000-word disquisition on race that thrilled the kind of people who like 5,000-word disquisitions (who aren't, as it turned out, average Democratic Pennsylvania voters).
And there are, passim, pleasurable disquisitions on a number of philosophical nugget-puzzles: the relation of the A-series and B-series conceptions of time to different sorts of fiction and imagination; the grue-bleen problem; the etiological theory of functions; and the debate between "theory" and "simulation" theories of our knowledge of others.
I object not to it, and it may be useful; but I wish to discriminate between the verbal answer and the sensible, that men may not seem to disagree, where perhaps they merely misunderstand each other:--that they may not waste their efforts on verbal disquisitions, when they wish to obtain knowledge of the external universe.
58), and their validity or lack thereof do not really affect the overall trajectory of his scholarly argument, but his psychological disquisitions seemed to make his conclusion much too speculative.
Built into the memoir of a minor columnist who has contemplated writing a book called Memories of My Melancholy Whores are disquisitions on mortality--familiar from Love in the Time of Cholera--and the shape of a life that has not achieved anything significant.