garrulousness

[ gar-uh-luhs, gar-yuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF garrulousness
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I often think of those few seconds with the pride and the garrulousness of an old man.

You don't know what rancour means, or fixity, or garrulousness.

His puerility and garrulousness in his later writings are often intolerable.

His protracted fits of almost dogged silence are, however, relieved by equally abnormal attacks of garrulousness.

With the garrulousness of the American abroad, he confided his troubles to the entire staff of the hotel.

The matter is one to be thought of seriously by youths and maidens inclined to garrulousness.

He spoke whether Ivan Mikhailych listened or dozed off under the soporific of his garrulousness.

A foolish and doting old man is freed from the miseries that torment the wise and has the chief joy of life: garrulousness.

Though you had the wisdom of Newton or the wit of Swift, garrulousness would lower you in the eyes of your fellow-creatures.

Like many talkative people, Mr. Cater developed a way, when you counted upon his garrulousness, of suddenly becoming silent.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin garrulus "talkative," from garrire "to chatter," from PIE root *gar- "to call, cry," of imitative origin (cf. Greek gerys "voice, sound," Ossetic zar "song," Welsh garm, Old Irish gairm "noise, cry"). Related: Garrulously; garrulousness.

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