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Adjective
Using, or expressed in, an excessive amount of words
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“We sat through a rambling lecture about how Mr. Warren decided to build a violin from scratch.”
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Digressing from subject to subject
“He grew almost apoplectic with impatience at my laborious attempts to keep up with his rambling kaleidoscope of people, places, precepts and prejudices.”
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Lacking in coherence or logic
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“His perplexed colleagues strained to understand his rambling speech.”
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Sprawling or spread out (over an area)
“Open townships were large rambling villages crowded with small farmers, shopkeepers, artisans, and landless laborers.”
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Twisting and turning, not in a straight line
“This highway, which followed the Indian trail, was a rambling road through woods, avoiding hills and swamps.”
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(of a plant) Putting out long shoots and growing over walls or other plants
“Around the barn, a flagged terrace is encircled by cottage garden plants, such as delphiniums, rambling roses, geraniums, dianthus and lupins.”
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Wandering from place to place, having no settled home
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Not going in a direct course or line
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Lacking a logical sequence, system or plan
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Unsteady and prone to unexpected changes
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Occurring occasionally and at irregular intervals
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Cross-country
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Departing from an accepted standard
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Tramping
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Doing nothing useful
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Having vast space or depth, as of a cavern
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Of, pertaining to, or as if using parentheses
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Out of place or not compatible
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Spread
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Not strict or exact
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Not restrained or held in check
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In an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence
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Hard to comprehend mentally
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Noun
The act of talking or chattering at length
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“I was there simply to listen to his endless rambling about himself and what were in his eyes significant accomplishments or crippling slights.”
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The use of an excessive amount of words to express oneself
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The state of being circuitous
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A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand
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The quality of being incoherent
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Different from that expected
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Wayfaring
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Present participle for to walk aimlessly or for pleasure
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“If you fancy a long country stroll, you can ramble around the perimeter, and I doubt if there is a lovelier walk anywhere in Britain.”
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Present participle for to talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way
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“The audience would gradually lose focus when he decided to ramble at length about his own personal life.”
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(literally or figuratively) Present participle for to deviate from one's course or direction
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Present participle for to move in or take a twisting or spiral course
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Present participle for grow or develop without restraint or discipline
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Present participle for to speak in a low or barely audible voice
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Present participle for to talk in a loud and aggressive way
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Present participle for to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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Present participle for to move around or sideways unsteadily
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