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Conversations that once were held in private for fear of being shot down by the big-worded smart guys now take place with great pride on the open airwaves.
Then Justice Gallagher made a fine-sounding, big-worded presentation.
But alas! they go on bowing before long-faced, big-worded authority -- the more fatally when it is embodied in a good man who, himself a victim to faith in men, sees the Son of God only through the theories of others, and not with the sight of his own spiritual eyes.
Does he not, in pursuance of that method of his, draw his arguments and illustrations, to the horror of the big-worded Sophists, from dogs, kettles, fishwives, and what not which is vulgar and commonplace?
There has been a big-worded retraction, but Johnson appeared pretty serious at the time.