Definitions

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  • n. A native or resident of Oxford.
  • n. One who believes that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays traditionally attributed to William Shakespeare of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
  • n. The Oxfordian age or the system of rocks (chiefly coral-derived limestones) deposited during it.
  • adj. relating to or denoting the theory that Edward de Vere (1550–1604), Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
  • adj. Relating to or denoting an age in the Upper Jurassic period, lasting from about 157 to 155 million years ago. Also called Corallian

Etymologies

Oxford +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Oxfordian theory has continued to be a popular theory, however easily dismissed.

    Jonathan Hobratsch: Shakespeare Is Shakespeare

  • The late Jack Kemp, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 1996, once described Cain as having "the voice of Othello, the looks of a football player, the English of Oxfordian quality and the courage of a lion."

    Herman Cain enters 2012 GOP presidential race

  • But crazier impulses than need came into play with Shakespeare antagonists -- one Oxfordian claimed to have contacted Shakespeare, Bacon and de Vere at seances, and Ignatius Donnelly tried to have Francis Bacon's tomb opened so he could get to the manuscripts he was certain were buried with him.

    Who wrote Shakespeare? Author James Shapiro offers an answer.

  • In The Oxfordian, Mr. Hudson argues that if Bassano Lanier was her married name did not write all of the plays, she was certainly a major collaborator.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • And after Helen Keller went over to the Baconian cause, she apologized to a friend for “heresy,” while leading Oxfordian Percy Allen titled his book My Confession of Faith.

    Brian Bethune

  • From what I understand, the call to prayer has been a part of Islam since the very beginning, and the words (even if the average Oxfordian knew what they meant) are no more ‘political’ than those of the Creed.

    Oxford Must Reject Islamic Call To Prayer – Update « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • We see Holmes as a college student just developing his ideas about detection when the travails of a fellow Oxfordian bring him face to face with future arch nemesis Moriarty (played by the cadaverous Gustav von Seyffertitz, who is so morbid you assume his day job is as an undertaker).

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: "Mad Men Season 2" Gets Darker

  • Ink & Steel started off with a conversation with a colleague of kit_kindred's, a ravening Oxfordian, at an otherwise very, very boring faculty Christmas party.

    i was never faithful and i was never one to trust

  • Someone on Harry's Place Oh look, it was Nearly Oxfordian, has asked whether the BBC has reported this:UK diplomat Suspended for anti-Semitic Tirade

    Biased BBC

  • We autodidacts wish that the media wouldn't give print space to Oxfordian elitists who can't shed their contumely and prejudice against those of us who, like Shakespeare, were primarily self-educated and masters of intellectual material.

    A Word in Your Ear: Was the Bard an Oxford Man?

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