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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCURSIVE

The old lady began to seem to him a thought too discursive, if not hilarious.

The utterance of that name seemed to recall her from the discursive babble.

With one such illustration we conclude this discursive fragment.

For the author's mind is, in the best sense of the word, a discursive one.

Maldonado was double-handed, either syllogistic or discursive.

Fox-hunting is not the theme, but the conversation is loud, animated, and discursive.

The amount of discursive detail in this version is moderate.

Again, let the required nature be the discursive power of the mind.

Mr. Pink brightened; he evidently wished me to be discursive.

If a writing of this kind be not flexible, unpretending, discursive, it has no right to be at all.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Middle French discursif, from Medieval Latin discursivus, from Latin discursus "a running about" (see discourse). Related: Discursively.

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