disquisition : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
- Wolf Blitzer had crashed through Bill Richardson's blowsy, high-minded disquisition on the need to observe human rights in Pakistan, with the question, "What you're saying .
- Obama wanders into a casual disquisition about the sluggish nature of democracy.
- In the middle of a disquisition on libertarianism, Huckabee pauses to praise the musician Cher for tours that are "an amazing blend of rock concert, circus and fashion show.
News & Articles
- A hodgepodge of a column
A second look at a recent column, a vacation note and a lengthy disquisition on a topic of keen interest to some
July 8, 2013 - Salon.com
- John Keats in GC Advocate
One December day in 1817, John Keats wrote to his brother the following: "I had not a dispute but a disquisition: on various subjects; several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement...
- George Washington in Huffington Post (blog)
As Mohammed continued questioning Kohlmann, in what the Washington Post described as a "sometimes rambling disquisition," he was "frequently unsatisfied," as Josh Meyer described it in the Los Angeles Times, "and hit Kohlmann with a barrage...
- Cokie Roberts in Boston Globe (registration)
Roberts warns that her book is not meant to be "a disquisition on 18th-century life," and that by definition the women she highlights led distinctly "elite" lives.