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Word: prolixity

Definition: tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse


Sentences Containing 'prolixity'

And though, to avoid prolixity, I have not mentioned footmen particularly in the foregoing discourse, yet the complaints alleged against the maids are as well masculine as feminine, and very applicable to our gentlemen's gentlemen; I would, therefore, have them under the very same regulations, and, as they are fellow-servants, would not make fish of one and flesh of the other, since daily experience teaches us, that "never a barrel the better herring."

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