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How to use prolix in a sentence

When they stopped for lack of breath, Master Baptist would ask questions, which usually called forth prolix replies.
THE SURPRISES OF LIFEGEORGES CLEMENCEAU
It is prolix, and in many parts whimsical; but contains some of the boldest reasonings to be found in print.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
I grant that they deck Nature with somewhat too prolix a grace; but is beauty always best seen in deshabille?
EUGENE ARAM, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
Baha's style is rhetorical, verbose, prolix, but with a certain strength.
BAHAISM AND ITS CLAIMSSAMUEL GRAHAM WILSON
This excuse may serve in lieu of a better for the somewhat prolix method in which these rules are presented.
BALLADES AND RONDEAUS, CHANTS ROYAL, SESTINAS, VILLANELLES, ETC,VARIOUS
Of the other islands of this archipelago no mention is made, to avoid being prolix, although there are a great number of them.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898EMMA HELEN BLAIR
Perhaps I shall not be deemed prolix if I dwell with some particularity upon an occasion so historic.
MARSE HENRY (VOL. 1)HENRY WATTERSON
The Republican platform was not prolix or very specific, but on general principles it took a positive stand.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN HISTORY, 1877-1913CHARLES A. BEARD
He says I brought my afflictions on myself by writing too prolix letters several hours a day.
JULIANA HORATIA EWING AND HER BOOKSHORATIA K. F. EDEN
Here, too, lived a good old man and prolix poet, a friend of Tennyson.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE, VOL. 12, NO. 32, NOVEMBER, 1873VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PROLIX

  • alliterative
  • boring
  • dull
  • echoic
  • iterant
  • iterative
  • long-winded
  • plangent
  • pleonastic
  • prolix
  • recapitulatory
  • redundant
  • reiterative
  • repeating
  • repetitive
  • resonant
  • tautological
  • verbose
  • windy
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