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Magniloquence   Listen
noun
Magniloquence  n.  The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Magniloquence" Quotes from Famous Books



... was no attraction in this dissolution, continued after Tertullian's death by his pupil, Saint Cyprian, by Arnobius and by Lactantius. There was something lacking; it made clumsy returns to Ciceronian magniloquence, but had not yet acquired that special flavor which in the fourth century, and particularly during the centuries following, the odor of Christianity would give the pagan tongue, decomposed like old venison, crumbling at the same time that the old ...
— Against The Grain • Joris-Karl Huysmans

... third time Saval said: "I tell you that you are in love. You speak of her with the magniloquence of a poet and the feeling of a troubadour. Come, search your heart, ...
— Yvette • Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant

... of no particular country. It is in vain that he satirizes Germany and abuses England; he does not make himself any more of a Frenchman by doing so. It is a northern intellect wedded to a southern imagination, but the marriage has not been a happy one. He has the disease of chronic magniloquence, of inveterate sublimity; abstractions for him become personified and colossal beings, which act or speak in colossal fashion; he is intoxicated with the infinite. But one feels all the time that ...
— Amiel's Journal • Mrs. Humphry Ward



Words linked to "Magniloquence" :   grandiloquence, grandiosity, fustian, ornateness, rhetoric, blah, bombast, style, rant, claptrap, expressive style, flourish



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