from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The habit of soliloquizing, or of monopolizing conversation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The habit of soliloquizing, or of monopolizing conversation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or habit of indulging in monologues, or of monopolizing conversation by long narratives or dissertations; the habit of soliloquizing.


Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


  • The battle on the one side with the anti-Unitarians who regard "monology" as a fond thing vainly invented, and on the other with Edmond de Goncourt's foolish and bumptious boast that Flaubert's epithets were not so "personal" as his own and his brother's, would be for a different division of literary history.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • The model of religious life for the fifth century, it remained a model for succeeding centuries; on the lives of St. Antony and his compeers were founded the whole literature of saintly biographies; the whole popular conception of the universe, and of man's relation to it; the whole science of dæmonology, with its peculiar literature, its peculiar system of criminal jurisprudence.

    The Hermits

  • Their physical science and their dæmonology may have been on a par with those of the world around them: but they possessed what the world did not possess, faith in the utterly good and self-sacrificing God, and an ideal of virtue and purity such as had never been seen since the first Whitsuntide.

    The Hermits

  • But he made it an art, and his widow, talent agent Kathleen Russo, says Gray is nothing less than the "grandfather of monology." Local Breaking News

  • [Here follows a long sermon, historically important, as being the earliest Christian attempt to reduce to a science dæmonology and the temptation of dæmons: but its involved and rhetorical form proves sufficiently that it could not have been delivered by an unlettered man like Antony.

    The Hermits


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