prating


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prate

 (prāt)
intr.v. prat·ed, prat·ing, prates
To talk idly and at length; chatter: "Your eccentric fools who prate about method without understanding it" (Edgar Allan Poe).

[Middle English praten, from Middle Dutch prāten.]

prat′er n.
prat′ing·ly adv.
Translations

prating

(o.f.) [ˈpreɪtɪŋ] ADJparlanchín

prating

nGefasel nt, → Geschwafel nt
References in classic literature ?
Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience.
If I had time, and was not in mortal dread of some prating prig of a servant passing, I would know what all this means.
Thou hast been drinking more than enough, friar,'' said the woodsman, ``and, I fear, prating more than enough too.
For, after having been accustomed several months to the sight and converse of this people, and observed every object upon which I cast mine eyes to be of proportionable magnitude, the horror I had at first conceived from their bulk and aspect was so far worn off, that if I had then beheld a company of English lords and ladies in their finery and birth-day clothes, acting their several parts in the most courtly manner of strutting, and bowing, and prating, to say the truth, I should have been strongly tempted to laugh as much at them as the king and his grandees did at me.
Among others was a prating barber, whose tale of one of his brothers follows.
Ulysses has died in a far country, and it is a pity you are not dead along with him, instead of prating here about omens and adding fuel to the anger of Telemachus which is fierce enough as it is.
The people were sorry for him, yet they laughed heartily, and one would turn to his neighbour saying, "Ulysses has done many a good thing ere now in fight and council, but he never did the Argives a better turn than when he stopped this fellow's mouth from prating further.
Throo aall the waarld owld Gaarge would bwoast, Commend me to merry owld England mwoast; While vools gwoes prating vur and nigh, We stwops at whum, my dog and I.
Poulter; he wished that prating person had been run down, and had the breath trampled out of him at the first go-off, as he himself had,--he might talk about the siege of Badajos then
All periods prate against one another in your spirits; and the dreams and pratings of all periods were even realer than your awakeness!
If Nationalists we must be, let our nationalism be civic and progressive, free from superiority complexes and prating victimhood.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi responded two weeks later, saying America "should slap these prating people in the mouth and crush their mouths.