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"Here you will find the truly erudite waxing literary on a recently published novel or book."

'erudite' means learned, pedantic, bookish. The meaning of the sentence is clear in that the context is being referred to as a place to find good and insightful text (or whatever related literature). What purpose is the adjective 'waxing' serving here?

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    Dictionary definition – Andrew Leach Mar 15 '15 at 8:55
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    You have parsed the sentence wrong; erudite—noun; waxing—verb; literary—adjective complement modifying erudite. The meaning is: here you will find erudite people talking about books. – Peter Shor Mar 15 '15 at 12:39
  • That's right @PeterShor. That explains that I did not get the usage of the word waxing: the doubt. – Vaibhav Mar 15 '15 at 12:58

In this context, "waxing" is used as a verb to indicate an increasingly literary mindset or mode of speech (its antonym is "waning," or decreasing). A more commonly-used idiom is "waxing poetic." These terms are also used to describe the moon's transition from new to full (waxing) and back (waning).

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    "Waning literary" and its like are seldom used, and will sound odd to native speakers. – Wayfaring Stranger Mar 15 '15 at 13:03

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