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 (prō-lĭks′, prō′lĭks′)
1. Tediously prolonged; wordy: editing a prolix manuscript.
2. Tending to speak or write at excessive length. See Synonyms at wordy.

[Middle English, from Old French prolixe, from Latin prōlixus, poured forth, extended.]

pro·lix′i·ty (-lĭk′sĭ-tē) n.
pro·lix′ly adv.
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They avoid the courts because the universalistic legal rules do not fit hierarchical Japan, Kawashima more prolixly explained.
He prolixly lists his sources and precursors in the explicatory prefaces and afterwords of his fictions, generously mapping influences of the most varied origins.
A less famous passage in Democracy in America more prolixly asserts that virtually all national political questions in the United States are resolved into national judicial questions adjudicated by the Supreme Court of the United States.