Verbosity


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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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Other scholars have examined the political and economic implications of constitutional verbosity. Montenegro (1995) finds that countries with longer constitutions have a lower GDP per capita.
"Eschew Surplusage." That's my favorite dictum about writing in "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses." It's a marvel of economy and precision, a two word "two-fer" that simultaneously upbraids verbosity and inflated, pretentious diction.
He said diplomacy could not be conducted through verbosity. Diplomacy has to be conducted on the basis of sovereign equality and mutual respect and understanding, he added.
Perhaps the nice people at Uttar Pardesh's tourism board never heeded the advice to desist from verbosity and utilise diminutive alternatives to such garrulous loquaciousness.
It was obvious that he was escalating his bellicose nature and verbosity, if you will."
The tracks are "Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus", "Floop", "In the Shade of the Wild Pig", "From Srinager", "To Goulimine", "Sleep Deprivation", "The Upper Reaches", "Two Chords & the Truth", "Verbosity", "A Piece for Rudolf Fritsch", and "In the Morning".
The so-called leaders strayed into the treacherous territory of vicious verbosity, thus banishing all logical debates and dialogue.
Maybe slightly more surprising was the penalty given to Verbosity after landing a nursery at Cork on Saturday.
Bolger's wife, Jackie, then saw her colours carried to victory by Jim Gorman's 7-1 shot Verbosity in the nursery.
Our courts are, of course, quite rightly impartial of the body politik, but if George Osborne's vision of a Northern Powerhouse is to be more than just electioneering verbosity, visions such as Durham's are vital.
In other roles we have Alun Jones and Peter Bowron as long-suering manservants and I particularly enjoyed the sing-song Anglican verbosity of Mick McParland as the Rev Canon Chasuble.
as Jim After the first hour of endless verbosity, I hoped - in vain as it transpired - that Monahan would rein in the dialogue and let actions speak a hundred words instead.