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  • adj. Of or relating to William Hogarth (1697–1764), English painter, printmaker, and editorial cartoonist, known for satirical political illustrations.


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Hogarth +‎ -ian


  • Painter and pictorial satirist whose work, which included comic strip-like series of pictures about what he called "modern moral subjects", poked fun at contemporary politics and inspired the description "Hogarthian" to sum up amoral urban decadence.

    The Guardian World News

  • Phil, if by “gin-addled road” you mean to suggest some Hogarthian Gin Lane, may some divine power help you.

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  • But perhaps that's how it is for us now: parish pump politics amidst the Hogarthian squalor and the distant sound of thunder or perhaps a rolling barrage barely heard.

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  • What a Hogarthian journey Mad Mel has taken, from her glory days as a semi-passable journalist taken seriously now and then, through the reaches of the right to her natural home at the Daily Mail, and now lower and ever lower still, until she reaches this nadir, this gin alley where she dwells amongst the crazed and feebly raging denizens of the paranoid far right. indigo

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  • With his riotous humor, bustle and sharply observed Hogarthian plenitude, Dickens was an entertainer of genius, a one-man three-ring circus.

    'The Inimitable'

  • A longtime druggie and complementary drunk, Mr. Carr survived a protracted Hogarthian interlude to raise infant twins to womanhood, beat cancer and emerge, minus his spleen and half his pancreas, as a media correspondent and columnist for the New York Times and the paper's annual Oscar blogger.

    Squalor Revisited

  • In 2007, Dave Hickey attended both Frieze Art Fair, in London, and Art Basel Miami and bore witness to Hogarthian frenzy among the nouveau culturati.

    Art Fairs to Remember

  • Gavin Bryars, an interesting fellow if ever there was one, was working on a film about the homeless people who populated the neighborhoods of Elephant & Castle and Waterloo Station, a very Hogarthian scene even if gin is not as cheap as it used to be.

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  • I liked the unpretentious rough hewn, almost Hogarthian feel to it- no fuss- plain stone floors and wooden chairs and the food was stunning- I had pig's head to start and although I had expected to be presented with a whole head on the plate it turned out to be slivers of pig's head done in a light sauce and served with butter beans and some miniasparagus like vegetable which I could not identify.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Goya was not booming at the moment, but he would come again; and, looking at that portrait, Hogarthian, Manetesque in its directness, but with its own queer sharp beauty of paint, he was perfectly satisfied still that he had made no error, heavy though the price had been — heaviest he had ever paid.

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