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The groom is a prating rascal, and your maid ought to mind her own affairs.

I will have no gallivanting, no cozening and smiling and prating and distracting.

And now let there be no more of this prating in mid-battle as though we were children.

“I am tired of thy watching and prating,” declared Francis with spirit.

Prating like a school-boy about a summons from Miss Wardour.

He is still a prating man; and the more I know him, the less I find in him.

T was he set us all agog in the beginning with his preaching and prating.

There's no end to the mischief done by these busy, prating men.

And all the time the socialists went on prating about the economic revolution.

The chirurgion is a prating fello, and I think sett on per others.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from or related to Middle Dutch praten "to chatter" (c.1400), from a West Germanic imitative root (cf. East Frisian proten, Middle Low German praten, Middle High German braten, Swedish prata "to talk, chatter"). Related: Prated; prating. As a noun from 1570s.

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