Definitions

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  • Pertaining to or resembling the English author Joseph Addison or his writings: as, an Addisonian style.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Joseph Addison (1672–1719), English writer and politician.

Etymologies

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Addison +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Here it is probable that traces of the intrinsic factor were present; and Isaacs, Goldhamer, and Sturgis have shown that traces, rather than complete absence, of this factor are apt to occur in Addisonian pernicious anemia.

    George R. Minot - Nobel Lecture

  • The condition, known as an Addisonian crisis, comes about when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the stress-reducing hormone cortisol, a lack of which can lead to low blood pressure and even a coma.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The treatment for such a catastrophe, also known as an Addisonian crisis, is a onetime 100-milligram hydrocortisone injection, Weiss said.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Somewhere in a warehouse in Northampton is my Addisonian essay entitled "On Reading," complete with sententiae and learned quotations and the one "A" I ever earned in that class.

    Progress Report

  • Did this "thinker" not bother to buy an Addisonian clue nor Steele a pair of shoe?

    Whistling past the graveyard ...

  • All through his life, Jones struggled to put forth his more virtuous, Addisonian self, his capacity for self-sacrifice and noble-mindedness.

    John Paul Jones

  • The Chevalier was pleased to demonstrate Addisonian selflessness to Morris.

    John Paul Jones

  • All through his life, Jones struggled to put forth his more virtuous, Addisonian self, his capacity for self-sacrifice and noble-mindedness.

    John Paul Jones

  • The Chevalier was pleased to demonstrate Addisonian selflessness to Morris.

    John Paul Jones

  • All of that would have come out, including the fact that he was lying about having Addison's disease, which was a terminal disease that he kept in check by stashing medication in safety deposit boxes around the world because he was the first Addisonian to ever survive traumatic surgery, which trauma triggers the -- the disease is a withering away of the adrenal glands, and when they're gone you die.

    President Kennedy: Profile of Power

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