Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by euphuism; of or pertaining to the euphuists: as, euphuistic pronunciation.
- adj. Of or pertaining to euphuism
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Belonging to the euphuists, or euphuism; affectedly refined.
“This "high fantastical" style, ever since called euphuistic, created a sensation.”
“That decision was also in keeping with the Hebrew, but it was a sharp turn away from the fad of "euphuistic" or ornate, purple prose that thrived more than a decade before the publication of the KJV in 1611.”
“When you hear to care for your copyright, you barrens euphuistic for the moment and bread pursuing violators – for the moment and bread you could be using to enlighten as opposed to of on guard case.”
“Lady Bath hinted to Sir Richard, not without reason, that the poet, in trying to exalt both parties, had very sufficiently snubbed both, and intimated that it was “hardly safe for country wits to attempt that euphuistic, antithetical, and delicately conceited vein, whose proper fountain was in Whitehall.””
“In Egypt and Mosul, Sulaymani (the common name for an Afghan) is used to signify “poison”; but I know not whether it be merely euphuistic or confined to some species.”
“Germans say, that could utter things of daily life without euphuistic windings, without fear of ridicule for things of home expressed in home-words.”
“One of the extant versions of the _Foster-brothers 'Story_ is remarkable for its patches of euphuistic rhetoric, which often appear suddenly in the course of plain, straightforward narrative.”
“Renaissance literary movement, when prose, after vaguely classic models, was held worth cultivating on its own account; and is in some degree a tempered afterglow of the crude brilliance of euphuistic balance and alliteration.”
“The verse still retains a smack of the Elizabethan diction -- not the Shakespeare magic, indeed, but the euphuistic, antithetical, fantastic balance of phrases:”
“The emperor, who bears the various euphuistic titles of the “Brother of the Sun and Moon.””
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