Definitions

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  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, Edward Gorey.
  • adj. morbid, especially in the vein of Edward Gorey

Etymologies

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After author and artist Edward Gorey.

Examples

  • Though his senior yearbook bio reads in part, "art addict, romanticist, little men in raccoon coats," Gorey's drawings from this period don't look particularly Goreyesque.

    Chicago Reader

  • The perfectly Goreyesque nom de plume Hyacincthe Phypps actually belongs to Mel Juffe, a veteran of Radio Free Europe, Eye magazine and The New York Post who died in 2005.

    The Tale of the Deflowered Girl - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • and yes, despite that, I think the next running away adventure should be better planned and more suitably Gothic. a Goreyesque train compartment, say, across desolate moors, an intrigue with the startlingly attractive yet oddly sinister porter, a bottle of absinthe for atmosphere if nothing else...

    Beth runs away, gets stuck up a mountain in a wheelchair, comes home in ambulance

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