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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TWADDLING

Am I to be the victim of every twaddling old bore that requires an address?

I should go on twaddling for ever (and so would you), but I must not forget mine is not the only letter this envelope is to hold.

The twaddling voice, the characteristic reference to health, were intensely aggravating.

He has printed many of his own letters, and in these letters he is always ranting or twaddling.

"A very pious manner of spending his time," Pen said, laughing and thinking that his uncle was falling into the twaddling state.

I give 'Johanna Montfakon' and 'Dyveke,' but abbreviated; for the little folks do not like long, twaddling love-stories.

An occasion for twaddling had come, and this good soul seized it and twaddled into a man's ear who was fainting on the rack.

"A very pious manner of spending his time," Pen said, laughing, and thinking that his uncle was falling into the twaddling state.

All the audience got for their money were some remarks of the most commonplace and twaddling description.

Most of them seem to be twaddling stuff, but the first is in a different style—'The Ancient Mariner' is the title.

WORD ORIGIN

"silly talk," 1782, probably from twattle (1550s), of obscure origin.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.