Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British writer.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895), English anatomist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Etymologies

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Huxley +‎ -an

Examples

  • He offers no philosophical musings beyond the Huxleyan references to what the deliberate manufacturing of falsehood is doing to our lives.

    Geri Spieler: The Obama Backlash: Taking on the Radicals

  • Besides, just imagine the carbon footprintof creating newinfrastructure, and of thecars that willtravel to-and-from these Huxleyan eco-towns every day.

    Self-defeating eco-towns

  • I have done justice to the notion that some readers really do care, and are willing to open their eyes wide to reality rather than be put to sleep by the Huxleyan drug of American Idol and Paris Hilton.

    Peter Sacks: A Thousand Splendid Books

  • Besides, just imagine the carbon footprintof creating newinfrastructure, and of thecars that willtravel to-and-from these Huxleyan eco-towns every day.

    Self-defeating eco-towns

  • My immediate response to that comment was, "How Huxleyan of you."

    Politics and Passover

  • Besides, just imagine the carbon footprintof creating newinfrastructure, and of thecars that willtravel to-and-from these Huxleyan eco-towns every day.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • I later e-mailed this Huxleyan thought to Abe who replied:

    Microserfs

  • In the last, I put forth my heterodox opinions as to Man, and even venture to attack the Huxleyan philosophy!

    Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

  • In the last, I put forth my heterodox opinions as to Man, and even venture to attack the Huxleyan philosophy!

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • Vast, indeed, and difficult is the inquirer's prospect here, and the most significant data for his purpose will probably be just these dingy little mediumistic facts which the Huxleyan minds of our time find so unworthy of their attention.

    Memories and Studies

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  • Keep seeing this term show up in the 'not Orwellian' context.

    February 4, 2017