Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Edith Wharton (1862–1937), American novelist and designer.

Etymologies

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Wharton +‎ -ian

Examples

  • As a group, I believe that teenage girls put the most hardened McKinsey Whartonian to shame.

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  • Another person who has seen the letter is the 90-year-old novelist Louis Auchincloss, who may have more Whartonian connections than anyone still alive.

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  • I arrived in Venice in what I fancied was rather a Whartonian style, though perhaps a little less grand, with a half-finished new novel to work on, and the Library of America loose-leaf page proofs fluttering around me like sibylline leaves.

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  • In a sister manse, Ann and Gordon Getty have assembled one of the world's most bewitching treasure houses, and the Trainas 'elegant nonagenarian friends Adolphus and Emmy Andrews live nearby in a style that is frankly Whartonian.

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