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  • I stayed with the Professor of Feline Languages who had invented a kind of Ollendorffian system for teaching the Art of

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Those desirous of acquiring languages by wholesale, may try a recent work by Captain J. NEPOMUK SZÖLLÖZY, with which the scholar can learn, according to the Ollendorffian system, French, German, English, Italian,

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • I wanted to be civil, of course (what are twenty lives in a mere novel that one should be rude to a lady on their account?), but mainly, to adopt the good, sound Ollendorffian style, because I did not want the dog of the general's daughter to fight again (encore) with the faithful dog of my infant son (mon petit garçon).

    A Personal Record

  • The Ollendorffian method, it may be noted for the benefit of the ignorant, did not merely depend on the employment of question and answer; it aimed at conveying information drawn from the homely affairs of daily life and the relations between persons belonging to different trades and occupations.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 27, 1920

  • Even in his own country he seems to have lapsed into obscurity, and in MENDEL'S voluminous _Conversations-Lexikon_ there is only a brief reference to the Ollendorffian method, but no account of the man or his history.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 27, 1920

  • "Ollendorffian beggar!" said Montgomery, "you'll bleed and weep if you don't look out!"

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Now Lancelot by this time was aware of the publisher's wily ways; he could almost have constructed an Ollendorffian dialogue, entitled

    Merely Mary Ann

  • Ollendorffian plan that mademoiselle was disturbed, mademoiselle required rest, mademoiselle hardly understood that which had arrived,

    The Stowaway Girl

  • I wanted to be civil, of course (what are twenty lives in a mere novel that one should be rude to a lady on their account?), but mainly, to adopt the good, sound Ollendorffian style, because I did not want the dog of the general's daughter to fight again (encore) with the faithful dog of my infant son (mon petit garcon).

    A Personal Record

  • I wanted to be civil, of course (what are twenty lives in a mere novel that one should be rude to a lady on their account?), but mainly, to adopt the good sound Ollendorffian style, because I did not want the dog of the general's daughter to fight again (encore) with the faithful dog of my infant son (mon petit garcon).

    Some Reminiscences

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  • an adjective meaning 'written in the artificial and overly formal style of foreign-language phrase books- Totally Weird and Wonderful Words

    An example of an Ollendorffian saying could be, "We expect then, the little book (for the care that we wrote him, and her typographical correction) that may be worth the expectation of the studious persons, and especially of the Youth, at which we dedicate him particularly."

    February 9, 2019