American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being Victorian, as in attitude, style, or taste.
- n. Something exhibiting Victorian characteristics.
“A bit of old fashioned Victorianism is required here.”
“LP: It would have helped if the author had ever bothered to define "Victorianism," don't you think?”
“BRASS: I don't think I ever grasped the connection between "Victorianism" and "hegemonic imperialism.”
“Victorianism," and most of what is the liberal establishment today.”
“this is, after all, a novel in which "Victorianism" stands in for a culture of punishing sexual repression, one that explodes outward in unpredictably violent ways.”
“Perhaps some of it could be called Neo-Victorianism, though 'steampunk' does have a nice ring to it, doesn't it?”
“But Lloyd pushes us to see beyond Watts's windy Victorianism, pointing out the artist's ability to produce "magical effects".”
“Monkeys, microcephalous idiots, and the barbarous races of mankind: Darwin's dangerous Victorianism (1).”
“During her lifetime, the last vestiges of Victorianism gave way to modernism, to pop, to postmodernism.”
“But we're generally still too much in the forest of post-Victorianism to do more than wince at the tree of say, Matt Frewer in a deerstalker.”
Looking for tweets for Victorianism.