sholiloquy

An unnecessarily obvious verbal broadcast of one's thoughts to make a point.

Bill: Why don't you just tell me where it is?

Ben: Hmmm, if I tell you where it is, that's more work for me, but if I don't, that's more work for you. Hmmm, think, think... In the above example, Ben has made a sholiloquy to show why he does not wish to enlighten Ben about the whereabouts of something.


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