Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to British Romantic poet George Gordon Byron (1788-1824) or his writings.
  • n. An enthusiast of the works of Byron.

Etymologies

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Byron +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Byronian, in which the only topics really discussed were conjugal delinquencies.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • English poetry from the Byronian epoch: and to express my confidence that tragedy has again put forth

    Review

  • Beddoes, I say, born amidst the very rage and triumph of the Byronian heresy, — nay, in a preface more remarkable for good-nature than good-sense, eulogizing some of the prose-poets, — let what does Minor Beddoes?

    Review

  • Never was anything more unlucky for me than Byron's invasion of this region, which when I entered it was as yet untrodden, and whose chief charm consisted of the gloss and novelty of its features; but it will now be overrun with clumsy adventurers and when I make my appearance, instead of being a leader as I looked to be, I must dwindle into an humble followera Byronian.

    Irish Odalisques and Other Seductive Figures: Thomas Moore

  • The gloom of the despondency expressed in the lines is certainly Byronian -- and haply "something more."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

  • Byronian spirit, to which we alluded a few pages back, may be traced, in very perceptible degree, in the next poem which he gave to the public,

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

  • The Byronian Ego aspires to rule it; but solely for dominion’s sake, to exercise upon it the Titanic force of his will.

    Byron and Goethe.

  • To this whim we owe a charming poem, "The Gipsies," somewhat in the Byronian vein.

    Pushkin and His Work

  • French peer, married to the Comtesse Giuccioli, of Byronian memory, and of the Marquis Oldoini, accompanied by an exquisite young lady, his daughter, who afterwards became that superb beauty, the Comtesse de

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville

  • 'These verses are in the old style; rather homely in expression; but I honestly profess to stick more to the simplicity of the old poets than the moderns, and to love the philosophical good humor of our old writers more than the sickly melancholy of the Byronian wits.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1

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