garrulity


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Synonyms for garrulity

the quality of being wordy and talkative

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there is a striking example of the Gidean acte gratuit in an early scene depicting the train journey, as a stranger knocks an old peasant woman flying for no better reason than that he has seemingly grown bored with her garrulity.
Another exercise in the high style, the device Spackman uses here to keep his marionettes dancing is the duologue, as often as not pillow-talk or a telephone conversation, which -- such is the garrulity of women -- usually develops into a monologue punctuated by occasional grunts, 'But's' or 'Well's' on the part of their male listeners.
Milosz was also attracted by Eliot's attitude toward religion, his interest in the metaphysical side of Christianity, and his ability to write about it "in precise and disciplined language" (K, 85), which contrasted with Polish postromantic garrulity, exaltation, and intellectual haziness.
Rather, learning is presented as being filtered through the strongly-held views and principles of Buncle and while footnotes, notes upon footnotes and, even, notes upon notes to footnotes accumulate, what appears to represent the infinitude of learning also, more simply, illustrates the garrulity of Buncle himself.
However, if nostalgia's protesting immobility amidst mobility has come to describe the mode of sensuous cognition advocated for reading poetry, the return to the spot of page is not exactly the equivalent of the captain's redundancy and garrulity.
Some personalities seek the end of an inner garrulity, the moment when
The collection Galland concocted mingles romances, animal fables, travelers' tales, prayers, blessings, riddles, dreams, paternal advice and advice for kings, a debate about whether men or women make better lovers, a poetry contest, warriors' boasts, ubi sunts, vendettas, cant, comic garrulity, epitaphs, laments, love lyrics, and drinking songs.
In its place, there is rather the impulse to intrepid or audacious garrulity, the better to proffer and test hypothetical discursive accounts that might verify the otherwise inexpressible unity of the philosopher's synoptic vision.
Eudora Welty no sekai: Jozetsu to chinmoku no shinwa [The World of Eudora Welty: Myths of Garrulity and Silence].
25) It is argued that Lord Peter simply uses his garrulity as a ploy, an elaborate disguise for private deduction.
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.
Hecht's garrulity and contumacy guaranteed that he would not resist the call to battle at the Barbary Coast, but the extent of his passion exceeded the depth of his commitment.