verbalism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n verbalism overabundance of words
    • n verbalism the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions "expressions of good will","he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas","the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is impossible for anyone to verbally count up to the number 1 trillion
    • n Verbalism Something expressed verbally; a verbal remark or expression.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n verbalism Something expressed orally; a verbal remark or expression.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Verbalism something expressed in words or orally
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Quotations

  • Samuel Goldwyn
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    “A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.”
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
    “The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.”
  • W. H. Auden
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    “A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.”
  • W. Clement Stone
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    “You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. verbe—L. verbum.

Usage

In literature:

To my mind it is chiefly verbal.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
Robinson was all an eye and an ear for this verbal fencing-match.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
Too much is made to hang upon a verbally announced conversion.
"Play-Making" by William Archer
His verbal felicity was a marked feature of his conversation.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
I told the doctor all about the preliminary verbal skirmish and the needlessness of the fight.
"A Mind That Found Itself" by Clifford Whittingham Beers
As for the tenses of the verbs, they are evidently no true tenses at all, but merely combinations of the verbal root, and an adverb of time.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Indeed, it may be argued that richness of experience in doing is prerequisite to verbal expression.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Do not send a verbal message.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Yet she had sent him a verbal invite to spend Christmas in her own home.
"A Christmas Garland" by Max Beerbohm
This theory has nothing to recommend it but its extreme verbal simplicity.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
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In poetry:

It is the only reason why
No government can codify,
And verbal definitions mar
The Hidden Law.
"The Hidden Law" by W H Auden
Who sets for heresy his traps
Of verbal quirk and quibble,
And weeds the garden of the Lord
With Satan's borrowed dibble.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
“We recognise,” the critics wrote,
“Maupassant’s verve and Heine’s wit;”
Some even made a verbal note
Of Shakespeare being out of it.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
Though Heav'n its helping grace should yield,
Yet merit's still upon the field;
We cast the name, yet still 'tis found
Disclaim'd but with a verbal sound.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Rho. (Faire one) verball expression cannot shew
What I to thee for this great gift doe owe:
But till for all I full requitall make,
My constant love thou for a pledge shalt take.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet
Up at Wombat Peter Dawking
Held a meeting in the hall,
And he'd spent an hour in talking
On the far-flung Empire's Call,
When a local greybeard, rising, smote him with this verbal brick:
"Are or are yeh not in favour of the bridge across the crick?"
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis

In news:

If, like the NYFD, you hate Rudy Giuliani, you will go bananas for Matt Tabibi's verbal pummeling of "America's mayor" in Rolling Stone.
) junior midfielder Mackenzie Lange has verbally committed to play women's lacrosse for Vanderbilt.
Motorist accused of striking victim with vehicle after verbal hubbub .
Kell High safety Brandon Langley dropped a months-long verbal commitment to South Carolina on Tuesday and offered one to Georgia.
Brantley Bell, a 2013 shortstop from Phoenix has verbally committed to the Ole Miss baseball team according to RebelGrove.com.
Green has become the seventh player in the 2013 class to make a verbal commitment to Baylor.
NICEVILLE — Chaos ensued when a young man returned from work and inundated his mother with "verbal aggression.".
BYU received a verbal commitment from junior college prospect Raul Delgado.
Given an opportunity to leave for other schools after the NCAA hammered their program, the entire Penn State football team gave their verbal commitment to a school — Penn State.
Trevor Grogg, 11, of Jefferson Township was diagnosed with the disorder, which causes physical and verbal tics, in December 2010.
6'6 shooting guard/small forward Wally Ellenson from Rice Lake, Wisconsin verbally committed to playing basketball for the Gophers starting in 2012.
A husband and wife who were arrested over the weekend say police officers went too far, and the physical and verbal abuse was caught on video.
Poland senior kicker Connor McFadden verbally commits to Youngstown State.
Anthony's Hallice Cooke verbals to Oregon State.
Cooke verbally committed to Oregon State.
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In science:

The functions are specified for all possible cases, some of which are often left out when specifying a function verbally.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
We shall assume that the reader is familiar with the notion of variety of groups and the verbal and the marginal subgroups.
Polynilpotent Capability of Finitely Generated Abelian Groups
Verbally prime algebras are important in PI theory.
The centre of generic algebras of small PI algebras
The situation is rather unclear for the remaining nontrivial verbally prime algebras.
The centre of generic algebras of small PI algebras
Berele, Trace rings for verbal ly prime algebras, Pacific J.
The centre of generic algebras of small PI algebras
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