prolixity


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

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The main differences between the two parallels of Sudinna's tale are (a) significant variations in wording, which, though not major, are worth noting in view of future closer comparative studies of the Chinese and Tibetan translations of the Mulasarvastivada Vinaya, especially in the light of the recent awareness of the existence of separate transmission lineages of the Mulasarvastivada Vinaya, and, most notably, (3) (b) a tendency to more prolixity and repetition displayed by the Tibetan version.
50) "[T]o contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit," said Chief Justice Marshall, "would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind.
43) But in this book, we avoid ambiguous approaches (al-turuq al-mutaghalliqa) and complicated procedures (al-masalik al-ghamida) for the sake of clarification and for the purpose of brevity and avoiding prolixity.
To be crude, kataphatic theology zealously employs language, whereas apophatic theology humbly and creatively resists prolixity and thereby privileges obscurity, mystery, and silence.
Looser thinks that while Burney tempted critics of her lengthy Wanderer (1814) to find her a garrulous old woman ineffectually trying to tell a young woman's tale, Edgeworth fared better with Helen (1834) because she avoided prolixity, developed a narrator who showed the advantages of impartial judgment ascribed to old age, and offered an older woman character "of perfectly acknowledged female imperfection and hard-won aged wisdom" (43).
same, in such full, clear, and exact terms, avoiding unnecessary prolixity, as to enable any person skilled in the art or science to which it appertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make, construct, compound and use the same.
Such prolificity and prolixity do not have a parallel in the Italian poetical tradition, which seems rather to cultivate a spiritual and writerly "poverty" (in the strong, positive and, not by chance, Franciscan sense of the word).
is quite unsurprisingly preferred by literati rather than by film critics: caught unprepared by the modernity of Pintilie's proposal, the latter reproach the film precisely for what makes its genius--its (committed) prolixity.
An athlete of prolixity, he published a celebrated novel of 1,100 pages called Infinite Jest, several meaty volumes of short stories, a monograph or two, and a pair of essay collections filled with footnotes that had their own footnotes.
The prevailing characteristics of the modern brief are discursiveness and prolixity.
A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind.
When it comes to communicating, is it just to avoid accusations of prolixity or is it the influence of text and email that so often makes us want to keep it short?
confusion and procedural prolixity that might result from addressing a
The fact that it constitutes only about 4% of the entire corpus of Treasury Regulations, yet required two thick paperback volumes, is a testament to that complexity and the prolixity of IRS regulation writers (Congress, by comparison, is laconic--the Code sections take up only a thin sliver of pages).
British pragmatism had triumphed over French prolixity.