long-windedness


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words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision

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To prove such a thesis beyond reasonable doubt, and in so doing turn on their head certain well-entrenched preconceptions about Balzacian long-windedness and how it relates to the dozens of nouvelles and contes that he chose to include in the Comedie, was no small undertaking.
To my mind this competition, for all its faults and long-windedness, has already provided two uplifting results.
Apparently there was another member of the Cabinet who had a particular penchant for long-windedness.
Special training can also help group members overcome predisposition's toward poor listening, interrupting, "withdrawal from active participation, resistance to every suggestion, long-windedness, putting down other participants, and scapegoating" (p.
In addition to his "laboured quibbling" (Hibbard 1987: 34), his tediousness and long-windedness are hallmarks of his character.
However, several other variables--most notably, attentiveness to domestic issues and (albeit to a lesser extent) the projected balance between activity and passivity and the long-windedness of the speaker (as indicated by the sheer length of an address and by mean sentence length)--also helped distinguish Reagan's broadcasts from Clinton's.
What I hate: conceit, superiority, long-windedness.
Recently, Ozgur Politika published a full-page article about Ocalan, describing him as "the bright sun of the Kurdish people", and he himself is the author of many books, in which he develops his theory of armed struggle with characteristic long-windedness.
Regardless of what their sins may be -- poor attendance, indifference, long-windedness, failure to keep up with the times, habitual nonsupport, active opposition, or even personal obnoxiousness -- they tend not to change, blandly assuming that to stand for reelection is an unalienable right.
While these digressions are interesting and may appeal to certain types of historians, their jargon and long-windedness detract from a compelling study of teaching and practices connected with the Eucharist.
Based on media reports of gaffes and long-windedness, I was fearful that Obama had made a mistake, which didn't bode well for the judgment issue.
as anything but a protest at long-windedness, Finke is the first critic to make a persuasive case for regarding Chekhov's furnishings as a way of penetrating his mind.
Bush is annoyed at the long-windedness of his fellow leaders.
The problem of long-windedness is connected to a more fundamental and subtle issue: seeking to convey the results of their research, presenters often lose sight of the larger goal of sparking debate and discussion with the other panelists and the audience.