sesquipedality

NOUN
  1. using long words
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How To Use sesquipedality In A Sentence

  • Imagine to yourself a little squat, uncourtly figure of a Doctor Slop, of about four feet and a half perpendicular height, with a breadth of back, and a sesquipedality of belly, which might have done honour to a serjeant in the horseguards. ... Literary Remains, Volume 1
  • Why, Dr. Slop's abdominal sesquipedality was sylph-like grace to the Lambertian girth she displays. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866
  • Benjamin Franklin Bache the grandson of his namesake referred to the short and dumpy Adams in his newspaper, Aurora, as "His Rotundity," whose appearance was so much "sesquipedality of belly. Gingrich and the History of Negative Campaigns
  • He taxed Adams for obesity, referring to him as "His Rotundity," the possessor of a "sesquipedality of belly. Founders Chic
  • His height was certainly not remarkable; but his width of shoulder -- his sesquipedality of stomach -- and obesity of calf -- these were unique! Rookwood
  • Slop, of about four feet and a half perpendicular height, with a breadth of back, and a sesquipedality of belly, which might have done honour to a serjeant in the horse-guards. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
  • The sesquipedality of that word is trying to all of us, I fancy, and I am in the same box as the lady; for I am as sure as she is that I don't know the meaning of the word," added the professor. Asiatic Breezes Students on The Wing
  • Would you have thought that so much sesquipedality could die? The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859
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