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gabbled

Encyclopedia

  • You can improve the article by adding more descriptive text. White settlers in South Africa thought the Khoi-San natives gabbled nonsense syllables, so they called them Hottentots. — “Exonym and endonym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see lists of open tasks along with regional and topical task forces. OK, that's just one more example, but I've gabbled on long enough (and that damn database lock for backup is off now - it hits me. — “Talk:Pacific Theater of Operations - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • “Aie! I’ll tell you. Aie! Dmitri Fyodorovitch, darling, I’ll tell you everything directly, I won’t hide anything,” gabbled Fenya, frightened to death; “she’s gone to Mokroe, to her officer.”... — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Your friends indeed!"... gabbled Burdovsky, defiantly examining the faces round him, and becoming more and more excited. "You have no right!..." As he ended thus abruptly, he leant forward, staring at the prince with his short-sighted, bloodshot eyes. — “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Aristotle's phrase formed itself within the gabbled verses and floated out into the studious silence of the library of Saint Genevieve where he had read, sheltered from the sin of Paris, night by night. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • "Upon my word, what a fright you are in of Alyona Ivanovna," gabbled the huckster's wife, a lively little woman. "I look at you, you are like some little babe. And she is not your own sister either-nothing but a step-sister and what a hand she keeps over you!" — “Crime and punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 'Oh yes, Madame,' I answered, laughing. 'I have said it to you twice since you came;' and I gabbled through the chief towns and rivers as catalogued in my geography. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • A kind of rhythmic fervour fell on all of us; we gabbled and swayed faster and faster, repeating this amazing Law. — “The Island of Dr Moreau” by HG Wells

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