American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a mythical place of high, typically comic-opera romance: designed Ruritanian uniforms for the honor guard.
- adj. Of or having the characteristics of adventure, romance, and intrigue, as in works of romantic fiction.
- adj. Used to describe a fictitious and generic foreign government or person, used to state a general or hypothetical situation.
- n. A person from the fictional land of Ruritania.
- adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Ruritania (or any other imaginary country)
- n. an imaginary inhabitant of Ruritania
- After Ruritania, a fictional kingdom used as the setting for stories by Anthony Hope (1863-1933). (Wiktionary)
- After Ruritania, imaginary realm in the novel The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Tomorrow is the book discussion day for The Kestrel, so please do remember to stop by and revel in Ruritanian revolutionary goodness.”
“At this time the industry was in a state of flux and readership was split amongst such disparate tastes as readers of popular novelists Marie Corelli, Elinor Glyn and Ouida, adventure novelists H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, and the Ruritanian genre, and readers of a more serious vein of fiction – G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, or the Webbs – though Dickens, Eliot and Thackeray remained perinneal favorites.”
“Trying to find an institution absurd enough to represent the false promises of true love and girlish happiness which American society dangled before the young women of the 1920s, Dorothy Parker hit on a Ruritanian monarchy.”
“One might argue that the Ruritanian ways of characters in far-off Georgia have little bearing on the lives of ordinary Americans or Europeans.”
“Of course, royalty is an extension of the performing arts, but the show put on by Monaco resembled a tawdry Ruritanian operetta: Rainier got married in a costume based on the uniform worn by Napoleon's marshals, and despite his own lack of military credentials, loaded his chest with so many medals, orders and aiguilettes that he resembled a portly, mustachioed Christmas tree.”
“A chest full of ribbons and medals that, to a few jaundiced eyes, makes him look like a caricature of a Ruritanian Field Marshal.”
“In THE PRISONER it doesn't really matter whether the Village is run by the British, Russian, American or Ruritanian secret service.”
“Our latest Bear Alley strip reprint is an adaptation of Anthony Hope's classic The Prisoner of Zenda, the original Ruritanian romance—and that's 'romance' in the sense of a swashbuckling novel of adventure.”
“On the screen now, a somewhat blurred mugshot of ... someone, wearing what looked like a Ruritanian General's hat pulled way down low on his forehead.”
“And that Ruritanian clown hat that looked like it came from some rustic circus?”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
List of adjectives such as everduring that do not frequent common speech and writing. A continuation of my list Adjectival Arcana, which had grown to over 7700 words and had become far too cumbersome.
they just sound pretty. like french horns.
Master Rahl guide us.
Master Rahl teach us.
Master Rahl protect us.
In your light we thrive.
In your mercy we are sheltered.
In your wisdom we are humbled.
For stuff to simply reside.
these words make me want to create something beautiful
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