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long-winded

Overly long, tedious, and often repetitive or rambling. Said of speech or writing. She's created a number of interesting characters here, but they're all mired in such long-winded prose that the whole thing is a chore to get through. My husband and I actually both fell asleep during my father's long-winded speech wedding speech.
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What Can needed was a tough editor to help trim his long-winded passages.
Much of this "story" is a sophisticated and long-winded version of finger-pointing: the HCFA regs require this, the staff docs are reluctant to do that, JCAHO demands a third thing, the market makes us do something else entirely.
There were more moving speeches, teary acceptances and a few long-winded honorees.
A self-described creditor advocate, Helie proclaims a brave new world of bondholders, bringing market forces to bear on failing developing countries like Ecuador to an extent never seen before in the long-winded decorous Latin American debt negotiations of the 1980s that ultimately gave rise to the so-called Brady bonds.
CHRIS BERMAN, listening to the long-winded yammering of the TV football analysts: "I used to like them better when they were called 'color men' and used to talk only when the play-by-play man went to the bathroom"
It was that quirky, long-winded bunch of thinkers known as the cameralists who, according to Hull, first "conceived of civil society on its own terms, separate from government" and who also came to regard "sexual behavior as a social issue, not a political one.
The hammer finds the thumb, the flame the gas leak - the long-winded poet, hunching over the podium, struck by a falling EXIT sign
The narrator of the story, who is searching for a Reverend Leonidas Smiley, visits the long-winded Simon Wheeler, a miner, in hopes of learning his whereabouts.
Von Maltzahn is a learned, if sometimes long-winded, guide through all this.
Reality sinks in this week for millions of college seniors as they cast off caps and gowns and recover from long-winded graduation speakers and hard-charging graduation parties.
Both forces have used legalese and long-winded explanations to justify their lack of information, but this is simply unacceptable.
WASHINGTON -- With the State of the Union address being delivered tonight, it's time to set the record straight on a few things: Yup, Bill Clinton really was the most long-winded.
After listening to Tory minister Esther McVey's long-winded speech on food banks, it is obvious the Coalition doesn't see the rise in the number of people depending on them is due to its policies.
So no bird songs, babbling brooks or folky tunes - and long-winded ruminations are definitely out.
We must agree that the proposals concerning rents are reasonable, but the cry "They're raising the rents" has to be countered by something quicker than a long-winded and logical explanation of the financial facts.