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  • adj. Of or pertaining to W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965), English playwright and novelist.


Maugham +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)


  • Crittenden enjoyed, at grown-up parties, sitting quietly in a corner and listening to the adults 'Maughamian, Kiplingesque and Conradian tales of rogue elephants, angry mobs and ancient ghosts, as well as the exchange of war stories by former members of the Wehrmacht,

    Jules Crittenden

  • And living on the edge of Maughamian decadence, where her mother’s broken marriage, or her own teenage marriage-divorce to a small-town jeweler, didn’t mean anything to anyone.

    Summer of Deliverance


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