Spite is a little word; but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings, and compound of discords, as any polysyllable
in the language.
The first project was, to shorten discourse, by cutting polysyllables
into one, and leaving out verbs and participles, because, in reality, all things imaginable are but norms.
In some of his works, especially 'The Rambler,' where, it has been jocosely suggested, he was exercising the polysyllables
that he wished to put into his 'Dictionary,' he does employ a stilted Latinized vocabulary and a stilted style, with too much use of abstract phrases for concrete ones, too many long sentences, much inverted order, and over-elaborate balance.
The adverse destinies ordained that one evening Mr Wegg's labouring bark became beset by polysyllables
, and embarrassed among a perfect archipelago of hard words.
The only polysyllable
in the stanza, it also inverts the poem's iambic metrical pattern.
Losses of stress on position 10 in Ford's plays are rare and almost exclusively caused by a polysyllable
I used to think in long compound sentences with subordinate clauses and even the odd polysyllable
In a poem that is so consistently Germanic and monosyllabic in its diction, (7) this polysyllable
stands out in all its foreignness: an exotic bird with an exotic name.
This is often the case with words of four or more syllables, but phrasal analysis reveals that a string of unstressed monosyllables usually will mimic the stress patterning of a polysyllable
Most writers are not averse to trusting their readers with an occasional polysyllable
, A few days ago The Wall Street Journal slipped verisimilitude into a page 1 lead.
The word was probably preferred to the more British "holiday", another polysyllable
, because it includes the ideas of "vacancy" both in Flynn's end of physical or spiritual activity and in the church (a vacancy Flynn will offer the young boy but that the boy will reject).
volumes, we may assume that he was in fact filling in, a la Borges, a historical lacuna, and that the stop consonants of the Italian polysyllable
"toccata" tripped across the tongue with an appropriate gallop' (J.