Thesaurus / discursiveness

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The war—which is a discursive battle right now, it’s a war of ideas mostly—is waged by people who feel that what’s good for the land is what’s good for people.

Yet this discursiveness is not so irrelevant to the handful of pages which follow.

Notes on My BooksJoseph Conrad

In point of style and general method of treating subjects, De Quincey's greatest faults are pedantry and discursiveness.

There is no faltering, no hesitation, no discursiveness; the arrow flies swiftly and fatally to the mark.

The nature of my studies—and the Père kept me rigidly to the desk—offered little to the discursiveness of fancy.

With the vigilance of a ratting terrier he watches for discursiveness, and pounces upon the offender at once.

EnglandFrank Fox

His works are full of graceful and suggestive thought, but occasionally suffer from length and discursiveness.

In this discursiveness of intellect he more nearly resembled the Encyclopedists of the 18th century than the men of his own time.

George EliotMathilde Blind

But the proverbial garrulity of old age would not be half so bad without its discursiveness.

Sterne's sentiment and discursiveness found several feeble imitators.

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