long-winded


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long-winded

long-winded speech or writing continues for too long in a way that is boring She launched into a long-winded explanation of how she'd found the books and I'm afraid I didn't really listen.
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What A long-winded style, and what a fuss about fifty pounds a year, and a bed in an attic
I am Mentor--without being, I hope, quite so long-winded as that respectable philosopher.
He sold a drug, pretending that it was an antidote to all poisons, and obtained a great name for himself by long-winded puffs and advertisements.
He was so long-winded, I got awful tired, and, anyway, he was talking about things I couldn't understand, so I played tit-tat-x with one of the Markdale boys.
So long-winded was he and so unweariable, that when he had swum farthest he would immediately plunge again, nevertheless; and then no wit could divine where in the deep pond, beneath the smooth surface, he might be speeding his way like a fish, for he had time and ability to visit the bottom of the pond in its deepest part.
Certainly it would be hard lines if, by dawdling as much as possible in coming in and taking their places, entering into long-winded explanations of what was the usual course of the regular master of the form, and others of the stock contrivances of boys for wasting time in school, they could not spin out the lesson so that he should not work them through more than the forty lines.
But before the Duke's somewhat long-winded series of questions had gone very far Mr.
The learned gentleman (like a few of his English brethren) was desperately long-winded, and had a remarkable capacity of saying the same thing over and over again.
John Grueby,' said the long-winded gentleman, in a tone of mild reproof, 'his lordship said Amen.
By this time Mr Willet, who had never beard so many words spoken together at one time, or delivered with such volubility and emphasis as by the long-winded gentleman; and whose brain, being wholly unable to sustain or compass them, had quite given itself up for lost; recovered so far as to observe that there was ample accommodation at the Maypole for all the party: good beds; neat wines; excellent entertainment for man and beast; private rooms for large and small parties; dinners dressed upon the shortest notice; choice stabling, and a lock-up coach-house; and, in short, to run over such recommendatory scraps of language as were painted up on various portions of the building, and which in the course of some forty years he had learnt to repeat with tolerable correctness.
When Lebeziatnikov finished his long-winded harangue with the logical deduction at the end, he was quite tired, and the perspiration streamed from his face.
So if we make it so long-winded, obscure and hugely complex then the public (and not only the public but the elected councillors also) will be so frustrated and baffled that they will leave us alone and let us get on with our job without interference".
Then, on Wednesday, her long-winded and, dare I say it, slightly pompous post on social media about her new record, 25, almost outdid Back To The Future Day in trending terms.
Lawmakers were strategically long-winded when considering bills, leaving little time to take up legislation before a key deadline.
We must agree that the proposals concerning rents are reasonable but the cry 'they are raising rents' has to be countered by something quicker than a long-winded and logical explanation of the financial JW Ricketts, Birmingham 32, Birmingham Mail, April 19, 1955