Noun(1) an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
(1) nothing can kill a radio show quicker than a disquisition on intertextual analysis(2) Though this seems on its face to be a disquisition on religion and faith, it is of course an argument about power, and its influence on truth.(3) The article in question is a learned disquisition upon the art of binding books - and other objects - in human skin.(4) Enthusiastically, I launched into a disquisition on how useful they were for marking out trails when hiking├ö├ç┬¬ until I realised that I was getting a very funny look.(5) The reader who opens his Aristotle and expects to find a systematic disquisition on some philosophical subject or an orderly textbook of scientific instruction, will be brought up short: Aristotle's treatises are not like that.(6) Sparely and tautly written, this brilliant memoir of a daughter's longing for an elusive mother is a gripping read, but also something much more: a powerful disquisition on family life, full of hurts and love.(7) He has produced a book chock-full of affecting vignettes, and that rarest of treats - an informed disquisition about public policy wrapped up in a fascinating narrative.(8) An oblique allegory of violence, this painting is also a disquisition on how history impinges on the present, or fails to.(9) Others are more substantial, including a long disquisition in Spanish addressed to President Fox and attached to a house on the highway.(10) Otherwise a disquisition on the subject will appear to be elusive and simply beyond our ken.(11) In response, I will occasionally launch into a disquisition about Kuhn and Lakatos, but more often I give the following answer.(12) Moffat Johnston is the garrulous father, eagerly philosophic and disquisitional .(13) There are no pretentious disquisitions on the supposed post-modernist significance of trashy TV game shows.(14) Burke had an unrivalled gift for portraying the wider significance of the issues of the day in terms of general principles, and as a result many of his speeches contain disquisitions on political philosophy.(15) So, on abortion, look for endless disquisitions on the grassiness of the anti-choice roots, the elitism of pro-choicers and the general tedium of the abortion issue.(16) And it is easy to find lengthy disquisitions from Macaulay, Churchill, Smuts, and the like to this effect.
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Different Formsdisquisition, disquisitions
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