Thesaurus / long-winded
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Afraid of starting his friend on some long-winded discourse on ancient church worthies, the squire interrupted him.
ANDE TREMBATHMATTHEW STANLEY KEMP
The colonel is long-winded, but then I expect he's lonesome.
MY ANTONIAWILLA CATHER
Remember the old time southern planter, when with thorough-breds and yelping hounds he ran to death the long-winded red fox.
THE GOLD DIGGINGS OF CAPE HORNJOHN R. SPEARS
To give a long-winded Latin classificatory name, forsooth, to a thing that would destroy the faith of ages!
THE BECKONING HAND AND OTHER STORIESGRANT ALLEN
You're getting as long-winded as one of the old almshouse women.
THE HALL AND THE GRANGEARCHIBALD MARSHALL
Such papers will make many more converts among naturalists than long-winded books such as I shall write if I have strength.
MORE LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWINCHARLES DARWIN
Ouvrage de longue haleine—A long-winded or tedious business.
For a letter from you never yet seemed to me either ill-timed or too long-winded.
THE LETTERS OF CICERO, VOLUME 1MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
Sophia had intended to be quite distant and silent, but his long-winded praises of all the Rowlands were too much for her.
Long-winded pen-and-ink writers inflict them upon the public usually, we have remarked.
WORDS RELATED TO LONG-WINDED
- dragged out
- no end of
- no end to
- on a treadmill
- spun out
- strung out
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