This is a theoretically dense and often confusing work, made all the more difficult to read by a prolixity
of style and a disappointingly poor translation of the original Spanish edition (witness, for example, how "the tendential fall in the rate of profit" is rendered as "the tendentious fall" in the passage cited above).
Wilson, who navigates De Quincey's work with a concision that is the polar opposite of her subject's restless prolixity
, observes that there have been plenty of biographies of De Quincey, but her aim in Guilty Thing is to present the first "De Quinceyan biography.
While there is much to admire in this book, Furnish's overwrought prolixity
dulls the luster of his brighter observations.
No such prolixity
invades the observations of Gilbert White--especially when considering the report of a male moose in rut time on the St Lawrence River in Canada.
The phrase 'material and necessary' is to be interpreted liberally to require disclosure, upon request, of any facts bearing on the controversy which will assist preparation for trial by sharpening the issues and reducing delay and prolixity
Moreover, their contribution should be relevant (maxim of relation) and communicators should avoid ambiguity, obscurity, prolixity
and incoherence (maxim of manner).
in notes written early in his authorial career must have been regarded somewhat differently to those published in the Magnum Opus edition of the Waverley Novels.
Ibn Qutayba then lists twenty-six legal maxims, concluding that "memorizing them and understanding and reflecting on their meaning would save [the civil servant] from the prolixity
of the jurists, God willing" (1981: 14).
Under duress, Burgos admits that a few youthfulpoems amount to her sum "contribution to the Nationalist Patty, " although her emphatic tone and sudden prolixity
suggests an agitated wish to diminish the importance of such poems.
The author keeps mentioning the main feature of his character (ambition) --just like in the serial novel--despite the risk of creating an impression of redundance and prolixity
Text and Drugs and Rock 'n 'Roll may ride this wave to high visibility and a broad readership, or it may sink under the weight of its prolixity
As for Miss Bates, her tiresome prolixity
has ensured she has gone down in literature as one of the all-time great bores.