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  • adv. In a Byronic fashion.


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Byronic +‎ -ally


  • He learnt to smoke, and to get "Byronically" drunk.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • 15 Hence his "Byronically" aloof persona modulates easily into un-Byronic confessions of powerlessness.


  • Their choice was the legendary Jean-Claude Ellena, a Byronically handsome Frenchman married to Samuel Beckett's granddaughter.

    Sniffing Out the Next Big Fragrance

  • For it must be understood that, though she expected Conway Dalrymple to marry, she expected also that he should be Byronically wretched after his marriage on account of his love for herself.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • He smiled at the young man, whose own teeth were whiter than snow and whose dark locks framed his smooth face, one would have said Byronically, except one knew Byron had other ideas.

    the dirty duck

  • Georgie told me of the crowd that decorated the place in the nineties: that company of feverish, foolish verbal confectioners who set themselves Byronically to ruin their healths and to write self-pitiful songs about the ruins.

    Nights in London

  • Also, as the speaker swung himself further round, I took note of a shirt of plaited white linen billowing out over his chest and ending at the top in a starchy yet rumply collar that rolled majestically and Byronically clear up under his ears.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights

  • Disraeli survived to show that there were still young men who thought Byronically.

    English Literature: Modern Home University Library of Modern Knowledge

  • Another sent me reams of poetry and went on so Byronically that I began to wish I had red hair and my name was Betsy Ann. I burnt all the verses, so don't expect to see them, and he, poor fellow, is consoling himself with Emma.

    Rose in Bloom

  • "Good-night, my love, my own," he murmured Byronically, and went to bed to sleep and dream of her.

    A Terrible Secret


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