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  • n. Plural form of Erewhonian.

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Examples

  • In this I would advise that no mention should be made of the fact that the Erewhonians are the lost tribes.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • It will be seen from the foregoing chapters that the Erewhonians are a meek and long-suffering people, easily led by the nose, and quick to offer up common sense at the shrine of logic, when a philosopher arises among them, who carries them away through his reputation for especial learning, or by convincing them that their existing institutions are not based on the strictest principles of morality.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • He added, that as there can be no translation from one language into another which shall not scant the meaning somewhat, or enlarge upon it, so there is no language which can render thought without a jarring and a harshness somewhere -- and so forth; all of which seemed to come to this in the end, that it was the custom of the country, and that the Erewhonians were a conservative people; that the boy would have to begin compromising sooner or later, and this was part of his education in the art.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • a jarring and a harshness somewhere -- and so forth; all of which seemed to come to this in the end, that it was the custom of the country, and that the Erewhonians were a conservative people; that the boy would have to begin compromising sooner or later, and this was part of his education in the art.

    Selections from Previous Works and Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals

  • It is a distinguishing peculiarity of the Erewhonians that when they profess themselves to be quite certain about any matter, and avow it as a base on which they are to build a system of practice, they seldom quite believe in it.

    Erewhon

  • Erewhonians till they have got to understand that reason uncorrected by instinct is as bad as instinct uncorrected by reason.

    Erewhon

  • For the Erewhonians hold that unalloyed virtue is not a thing to be immoderately indulged in.

    Erewhon

  • Some two thousand five hundred years ago the Erewhonians were still uncivilised, and lived by hunting, fishing, a rude system of agriculture, and plundering such few other nations as they had not yet completely conquered.

    Erewhon

  • The Erewhonians, therefore, hold that death, like life, is an affair of being more frightened than hurt.

    Erewhon

  • It was in the course of conversations on this subject that I learned the more defined religious opinions of the Erewhonians, that coexist with the Musical Bank system, but are not recognised by those curious institutions.

    Erewhon

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