sesquipedalia

NOUN
  1. a very long word (a foot and a half long)
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How To Use sesquipedalia In A Sentence

  • I prefer to characterize myself as a sesquipedalian, but I fear that such a characterization is a sham crafted by a hubristic pendant. Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.
  • Buckley was a bon vivant with luxurious tastes, a prolific author of best-selling novels as well as serious nonfiction, a sportsman most gleeful on icy slopes and navigating through a gale, a world-class namedropper, a refined musicologist (and self-taught harpsichord player) and a lover of big words (a sesquipedalian, as he might say). He Knew He Was Right
  • · Vigna sesquipedalia: the asparagus or yardlong bean widely grown in Asia mainly for its immature pods. Chapter 7
  • Professor Edgworth of All Souls, according to Robert Graves, tended towards this kind of sesquipedalian speech. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 4
  • * Projicit ampullas et sesquipedalia verba: [7621] 1 The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
  • We label him with two or three _sesquipedalia verba_, give his territorial range, describe his notes and his habits of nidification, and fancy we have rendered an account of the bird. Birds in the Bush
  • sesquipedalian orators
  • How soberly side by side they solved problems and looked up _sesquipedalia verba_ in big lexicons! Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873
  • Forrader it has one of the back of biologistic and new pricelessness maigre in the us, with a untypically ornament of sesquipedalian scrophulariales as socially, viscerally with combinational chronic and sculptural polypropene. Rational Review
  • You know the kind of stupefying sesquipedalian obfuscation where the scribe appears to be in cahoots to get a commission every time you have to stop and look up a word. Is Godot your middle name, Bill O��Reilly?
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