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  • n. babble

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Babble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Idle talk; senseless prate; unmeaning words.


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  • Canons who give expression to this kind of babblement must expect what they get in the way of responses.

    Books and Persons Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-1911

  • For a while a confused babblement arose from the ruins, and then the universal attention came back to Graham, perched high among the scaffolding.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • But in Edinburgh all manner of loud bells join, or rather disjoin, in one swelling, brutal babblement of noise.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement and asinine affectations.

    December 7th, 2005

  • A great babblement went across the open space — a babblement amidst which the gongs of the trams, ploughing their obstinate way through the mass, rose like red poppies amidst corn.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • The house is plain, simple, and inconveniently small; but doors and walls are great luxuries, and you cannot imagine how pleasing the ways of a refined European household are after the eternal babblement and indecorum of the Japanese.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Damned uncomfortable, too, but something told me grateful babblement wouldn't be in order, so I said as steadily as I could:

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • Just such babblement as that you can read in very learned books, and stuff like that has actually been taught in colleges, and nobody was sent to the lunatic asylum!

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 6, December 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • All sorts of babblement have been written and spoken about that wonderful fact.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1864

  • Every window of the farmhouse across the valley was a loophole of flame; and here it was evident, from the passing of a multitude of figures about the farm buildings and a babblement that drove in gusts across the valley, there was happening some event that matched the prodigiousness of the strange appearance lent it by the sunset.

    The Judge


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