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- adjective Of or pertaining to Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906), 19th-century
Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.
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Stingers; but as outspoken as they are true, and just in all their dealings with this Ibsenian craze.
I should, perhaps, explain that this is equivalent to an Ibsenian proposal.
It's the pigstol -- that fatal Norwegian weapon which, in Ibsenian dramas, _never_ shoots straight!
-- _T.e Woman_, always well informed, tells us on February 26, that, "owing to numerous applications," Mr. C.T. GREIN is negotiating for the Royalty T.eatre, in order to give another Ibsenian performance.
I have a son who loathes me, and who is either an Ibsenian satire on the Master's own ideals, or else an utterly impossible prig -- I don't know or care which.
Norway is the home of the Ibsenian or stodgy, as distinguished from the stagey, Drama.
Ibsenian shadows of heredity, but real live ghosts, handsomely appointed, with chains and groans and wavy wardrobes.