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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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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.