Ps-Acro tells us in relation to this passage that Stertinius wrote 220 books on Stoicism in Latin verse, which would suggest that it is his reputation for tortuous long-windedness
that is being satirised in Sat.
WORCESTER - She has her father's policy wonkishness without his propensity for long-windedness
You'll be happy to hear my long-windedness
is about to end.
D]espite these spikes of dramatic irony, Naslund remains the queen's most adoring attendant, an attitude that makes her too patient with Marie's narcissism and may also explain the novel's long-windedness
Where Rebecca could be associated with a tumbleweed, Aunt Norris's long-windedness
creates deep roots.
Where the roll calls of Pankey's previous books succeeded, however, by granting flora and fauna the starring roles, Reliquaries sometimes verges on long-windedness
when the poet too volubly rears his head:
For all of the play's talkiness, and Dysart's long-windedness
, Dang's production is nothing if not exciting.
The story, novella, and short lyrical novel are not revolutionary reactions to long-windedness
, but they are often, as Gunnars observes, much more potent: Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and "In the Penal Colony" would be unbearable as 700-page blockbusters.
Sadly, the formal and technical language that constitutes legalese still believes in its own long-windedness
You should not have doubted the correctness of what I did and carried out, given what I have set forth above and described, and what I have withheld and concealed, either for the sake of evading long-windedness
or out of fear of [arousing] idle talk.