- An instance or condition of being sesquipedalian.
Etymology: From sesquipedalian.
- 1760: Imagine to yourself a little, squat, uncourtly figure of a Doctor Slop, of about four feet and a half perpendicular height, with a breadth of back, and a of belly, which might have done honour to a Serjeant in the Horse-Guards. " Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p. 93)
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