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  • adj. Of or relating to Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800–1859), British poet, historian and Whig politician.

Etymologies

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Macaulay +‎ -an

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  • The reform of India's Macaulayan system of education based on rote learning and memorisation requires urgent attention.

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  • The reform of India’s Macaulayan system of education based on rote learning and memorisation requires urgent attention.

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  • Mill tells the English people -- a thing about which Shaw has no illusions -- that they are "the power which of all in existence best understands liberty, and, whatever may have been its errors in the past, has attained to more of conscience and moral principle in its dealing with foreigners than any other great nation seems either to conceive as possible or recognise as desirable" -- they not only go forward to civilise the barbarians by Denshawai horrors, but they do so unctuously in the true Macaulayan style.

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