verbiage verbiage  /ˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) overabundance of words
  2. (n) the manner in which something is expressed in words

Usage(s):

  1. This happens to be exactly the verbiage PTI lavished on Barbara Stanwyck when she died two years earlier.
  2. Vervet monkeys, prairie dogs and European starlings have rudimentary language systems, but for serious verbiage, you have to hand it to Homo sapiens.
  3. Byrne is terrific in what may be the toughest role on TV today, and not just in terms of sheer verbiage.

News

  • Gothic Milwaukee: 10 great buildings

    One could expend a lot of verbiage on Gothic churches here, so to make sure this list of 10 great Gothic buildings in Milwaukee doesn't become a list of 10 Gothic churches in Milwaukee, I've limited myself to one house of worship. You may or may not agree about these buildings being the best examples of Gothic architecture in Milwaukee but you can't deny they are all landmarks and lovely ones at ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: OnMilwaukee.com

Quotes

  1. Palin should "bow out" of the race, conservative columnist Kathleen Parker argues at the National Review: "Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there's not much content there."
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Kathleen Parker Source: OpEdNews

  2. "It was an unfair attack on the verbiage that Senator McCain chose to use," Palin said. "He means our work force. He means the ingenuity of the American people."
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I was impressed simply by the fact he was a quick study," Tomlin said after a rain-soaked afternoon practice at Saint Vincent College. "He was able to step out there and step in the huddle, spew the verbiage out, get people lined up and...
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Mike Tomlin Source: International Herald Tribune

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