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volubility

(vŏl″ū-bĭl′ĭ-tē) [L. volubilitas, flow of discourse]
Excessive speech.
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Within rape culture, anything a woman says can and will be used as a sign of consent: in its Elizabethan context of chaste and silent wifehood, Lucrece's volubility itself could be taken as evidence that she is unchaste.
Volubility is not always a dangerous quality, though it can certainly be an annoying one.
If the persona of Hawthorne's Hester is marked by mysterious silence, Sarah's character is marked by aggressive volubility.
Volubility as a mediator in the associations between conversational language measures and child temperament.
The true logos falls silent in the presence of the highest (ineffable) truth, but the art object cherishes its volubility, it cherishes itself not the truth and wishes to be indistructible and eternal.
Widening the frame of reference beyond the Jewish American predicaments of Schwartz and Nemerov, or Reznikoff and Zukofsky, a related dynamic reveals itself with reference to several of Kunitz's Massachusetts contemporaries, including John Ciardi, Jack Kerouac, and Charles Olson, who, for all of their volubility, learned to mute those dimensions of their practice--whether Southern Italian, French Canadian, Irish and Swedish, or, more generally, Catholic--that did not conform to the Yankee ideal.
speech, unsteady gait, euphoria, increased activity, volubility,
I Shall Then Have a Clean Sheet': Feminine Integrity and Volubility in Middleton's Tragi-comedies.
On landing they gave expression to their feelings with some volubility.
He was caricatured as a dandy in contemporary circles, who according to Daniels and O'Kane combined "louche Tory Byronism with the volubility of the aristocratic stage Irishman
Therefore, monitoring the volubility of these cells after multiple cultures is very important.
Being forced to its expressive extremes of dense volubility, on the one hand, and ominous silence, on the other, it is barely capable of serving its traditional function as a vehicle of communication between the generations" (Versluys 2009: 80).