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  • adj. Of or pertaining to John Milton (1608–1674), English poet, or his works.

Etymologies

Milton +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am a new Miltonian, writing to express my concern about Milton bylaws allowing the construction of taller buildings in the town.

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  • The story was supposed to be about a boy armed with a magic knife whose mission is to kill God Almighty and establish the Republic of Heaven -- a properly Miltonian conceit, I admit, on par with Steven Brust's TO REIGN IN HELL.

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  • Jacqueline Carey's two volume The Sundering duology -- Banewreaker and Godslayer -- have a great deal of Miltonian aether about them.

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  • The long-time Miltonian served as a councillor for 15 years and will soon enter his 30th year as mayor.

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  • The root of the name Satan means adversary in the original Hebrew, but in Judaism the figure has never been invested with anything like his Miltonian status.

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  • Miltonian shades, but in another century the names of those who fill a living age with lustre will have their memorials among its academic groves.

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  • John Q. Public always has some sort of beef with politicians at every level – each person has their own opinion on several things that can be improved, or a way that tax dollars could be better spent – I know every Miltonian reading this right now more than likely feels this way.

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  • (Rubashov, in Darkness at Noon, was more of a Miltonian figure, flung from the heights of power yet still pitilessly judged by the standards of his former comrades.)

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  • To capture the stunning Miltonian beauty of "dark mutinous Shannon waves" you may ultimately have to do something no translator will admit needs doing: you may have to depart from the text in order to capture not just its meaning, but its cadence, its luster, its stunning magic.

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