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Babble (noun)

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Ba'bble. n.s. [babil, Fr.] Idle talk; senseless prattle.

This babble shall not henceforth trouble me;
Here is a coil with protestation!
Shakesp. Two G. of Verona.

                            Come, no more,
This is mere moral babble.

With volleys of eternal babble,
And clamour more unanswerable.

The babble, impertinence, and folly, I have taken notice of in disputes. Glanville's Scepsis Scientifica.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · Glanvill, Joseph (53) · Milton, John (449) · Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona (41)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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