Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the fictional land of Erewhon.
  • n. An inhabitant of the fictional land of Erewhon.

Etymologies

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Erewhon +‎ -ian: the country's name is an approximate reversal of nowhere.

Examples

  • So well is this understood, that a man must be a mere tyro in the arts of Erewhonian polite society, unless he instinctively suspects a hidden “yea” in every “nay” that meets him.

    Erewhon

  • Erewhonian position than I had done hitherto: nevertheless there were parts of the scheme of which I could not comprehend the fitness, although I fully admit that this inability was probably the result of my having been trained so very differently, and to my being then much out of sorts.

    Erewhon

  • Among foreign nations Erewhonian opinions may be still more clearly noted.

    Erewhon

  • Erewhonian ones, but the reader may rely on my general accuracy.

    Erewhon

  • On the other hand, the Erewhonian system lends itself better to the suppression of that downrightness which it seems the express aim of Erewhonian philosophy to discountenance.

    Erewhon

  • Erewhonian theory differs from our own, for the word

    Erewhon

  • I may say here that, since my return to England, I heard a friend playing some chords upon the organ which put me very forcibly in mind of the Erewhonian statues (for Erewhon is the name of the country upon which I was now entering).

    Erewhon

  • Returning to Erewhonian customs in connection with death, there is one which I can hardly pass over.

    Erewhon

  • I have put a bare outline of this theory (which I believe to be quite sound) into the mouth of an Erewhonian philosopher in Chapter XXVII. of this book.

    Erewhon

  • Unreason — a city whose Erewhonian name is so cacophonous that

    Erewhon

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