prolixness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prolixness boring verbosity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prolixness Prolixity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prolixness The character of being prolix; prolixity.
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Usage

In literature:

It is related with much less than the usual prolixity, and contains two characters of distinct individuality.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
His periods are almost interminable, and his rhetoric is prolix and monotonous.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
The writ for it does not accompany the present, because of its prolixity.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XIV., 1606-1609" by Various
Notwithstanding its prolixity, this is an interesting work.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
In the first place, in spite of his enormous prolixity, the interest is throughout concentrated upon one figure.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
Another point on which the lawyers of the present age differ from their ancestors, is in their prolixity.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
His Koran has become a stupid piece of prolix absurdity; we do not believe, like him, that God wrote that!
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
Father Gilbert listened rather impatiently to the prolix story.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
That fault is prolixity.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
It is a valuable book of reference, but somewhat prolix, and the type is small and the volume unwieldy.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
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In poetry:

Today this cause came to be heard
On bill, process and proof;
Averments usual, form and word,
Prolixity forsooth.
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
But let them pass! To right your wrong,
Aspasia of the ardent South,
Your poet means to sing a song
With some prolixity of mouth.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
Cowper, whose silver voice, tasked sometimes hard,
Legends prolix delivers in the ears
(Attentive when thou read'st) of England's peers,
Let verse at length yield thee thy just reward.
"Sonnet To Henry Cowper, Esq." by William Cowper
Can it be one of Nature's benevolent tricks
That you grow hard of hearing as I grow prolix?
And that look of delight which would angels beguile
Is the deaf man's prolonged unintelligent smile?
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Imagination plays me most intolerable tricks.
To enumerate them all would be unbearably prolix.
Just a trifle bids them gather and a trifle bids them go.
And they tease me and torment me more than anyone can know.
"Imagination" by Gamaliel Bradford
Earth, so its part — their creed — that grey church
Taints me with sepulchral care, till pleasure faints.
Limp under suckling grief. Away from this !
Out in the live town's turmoil, all remiss,
Is nobler than such prolix grandeur paints.
"Melbourne Sonnets: VII In The Bank" by E J Rupert Atkinson

In news:

Bulwer-Lytton, in honor of prolix prose.
The paradox for Westerners may be that in Japan profundity prefers brevity to prolixity.
Bulwer-Lytton, in honor of prolix prose .
Here's a prolix approach to note-keeping for your inner word nerd.
Boris Yellnikoff is the prolix geezer played by Larry David in Woody Allen's Whatever Works .
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In science:

We refrain from writing the exponential versions because of the prolixity of barred variables.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
We show that the category of Penon’s weak omega categories and omega functors, Prolixe, is a retract of a certain full subcategory of our Omega Cat.
Weak Omega Categories I
Penon defines a prolixe to be a T algebra and a morphism of prolixes to be a T algebra morphism.
Weak Omega Categories I
There is therefore a category Prolixe and this is the category of Penon’s weak omega categories.
Weak Omega Categories I
Since T preserves filtered colimits Prolixe is cocomplete.
Weak Omega Categories I
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