Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), Irish writer of adults' and children's literature.

Etymologies

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Edgeworth +‎ -ian

Examples

  • 'That is the Edge --,' Dolores was not sure of the word Edgeworthian, so she went on to 'system.

    The Two Sides of the Shield

  • We translated him early, and he had an immense influence on the general Edgeworthian school, and on Miss Edgeworth herself.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • It was felt that elder children needed something of a deeper tone than the Edgeworthian style, yet less directly religious than the Sherwood class of books; and on that wave of opinion, my little craft floated out into the great sea of the public.

    Scenes and Characters

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