Definitions

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  • n. As much (text etc.) as a page will hold.

Etymologies

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page +‎ -ful

Examples

  • That's what I hate about the BBC: it witters on and on, giving us a pageful of stupidity, bias, illiteracy, drivel and opinion from this one and that one but doesn't tell you the basic facts that you would want to know.

    Redefining "ordinary" for the 21st Century

  • And I have a pageful of notes now, and I've addressed all the bits I can remember off the top of my head, and if I get those fixed, anything I'm not remembering will probably more or less just (could I use any more qualifiers there?) work its way into being fixed while I'm doing the bits I remember.

    harry potter and the geeks of cork

  • Russian hackers 'biggest victories so far: crashing the official NATO Web site and replacing the Albanian government site with a pageful of anti-NATO slogans.

    Why Didn't The Fbi Move Faster On Lee?

  • Patrick Hassel Zein has a pageful of links on the Chinese language, many of which look useful and/or interesting, but the one I want to highlight here is The most common Chinese characters in order of frequency.

    languagehat.com: THE MOST COMMON CHARACTERS.

  • Ishmael glanced up from his own silent brooding over a pageful of mathematical calculations that he'd made while observing the Wheel of Fortune.

    Ishmael

  • "This veritable king of the Himal --" (here follows a pageful of regulation guide-book gush).

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • The first, of course, for association's sake, is that pageful of

    The History of "Punch"

  • I repeat that this pageful of disasters is merely the record of an average day, when nothing much is happening: and incidentally it occurs in a newspaper which, rather than most, tries to put a good face on things.

    As I Please

  • Lamb's specimens from Fuller, most of which are only two or three lines long, and none a pageful, for once contradict the axiom quoted above as to a brick and a house.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • It takes a long time for a child to learn a pageful when he gets his lesson a sentence at a time.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

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