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Verbosity

Clarissa Harlowe
longest novel in the English language, total-ling one million words. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 203]
Mahabharata
epic poem of Ancient India runs to some 200,000 verses. [Hindu Lit.: Benét, 620]
War and Peace
Tolstoy masterwork of exceeding length. [Russ. Lit.: Benét, 1071]
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Ronan Whelan dashed his mount into a clear lead with well over a furlong to run and Verbosity kept on strongly to score by four lengths.
He added: "I said that it occurred to me that certain people in the House were inebriated by the exuberance of their own verbosity.
The monthly statement by the bishops should be clear enough so that interpretations aren't needed in the first place, and the patriarch should remember that one's influence doesn't always equal one's verbosity.
This iPhone iteration goes virtual with the verbosity and presents an excellent pocket puzzle experience, but only if you can find enough pals to play it with.
Brandon Sanderson writes with a fluidity (and an urgency) that often eluded Jordan, and this final volume is light on verbosity, heavy with action.
No doubt the verbosity of commentary on old masters is partly an inevitable product of our ignorance.
But they'd be missing out on an incredibly social, addictive and highly competitive puzzle experience, which will push your verbosity to the absolute limits.
Bedeviled by these pitfalls as traditional criticism might be--an echo chamber of ideas, vacant verbosity, protected preciousness--online criticism has arguably only exacerbated the issue.
Semler (1725-1791) was one of the most productive German theologians of the Enlightenment period, and yet he remains one of the least read due to his often-dark conceptual language and his infamous verbosity.
From left, Luke's father I would welcome the opportunity to explain in more detail the reasons for my observations but I shall precis as follows: | I have never disputed Mr Mort's desire to fight social injustice as he sees it; only questioned his political judgement and verbosity.
Victor in Paris from 1162 until he died in 1172, says British dogmatic and historical theologian Angelici, and though he was an important spiritual writer and thinker of the time, his heavy Latin prose, verbosity, and repetition have inhibited the translation of his work into modern languages.
Melville has survived his reputation," one critic wrote in 1851 of the "imposing" novel, with its diatribes, tangents, and verbosity.