Definitions

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  • adjective dated Suggesting or pertaining to the Quakers.

Etymologies

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Quaker +‎ -ish

Examples

  • I always used to think when I saw the customary portraits of Franklin, with his spectacles and his Quakerish homespun garb and his bunlike hair, that there was something grannyish about him.

    Free and Easy

  • I always used to think when I saw the customary portraits of Franklin, with his spectacles and his Quakerish homespun garb and his bunlike hair, that there was something grannyish about him.

    Free and Easy

  • I always used to think when I saw the customary portraits of Franklin, with his spectacles and his Quakerish homespun garb and his bunlike hair, that there was something grannyish about him.

    Free and Easy

  • That a breakaway group of nuns at her American-financed Pentecostal Mission school had preached Quakerish non-violence at her with heavy emphasis on turning the other cheek?

    the mission song

  • That a breakaway group of nuns at her American-financed Pentecostal Mission school had preached Quakerish non-violence at her with heavy emphasis on turning the other cheek?

    The mission song

  • Venturi's design was carefully inserted into its site on Broad Street, and its conservative exterior suited Quakerish Philadelphia, his home town.

    The Bilbao Effect

  • Venturi's design was carefully inserted into its site on Broad Street, and its conservative exterior suited Quakerish Philadelphia, his home town.

    The Bilbao Effect

  • I saw that under the mask of these half humorous innuendoes, this old seaman, as an insulated Quakerish Nantucketer, was full of his insular prejudices, and rather distrustful of all aliens, unless they hailed from Cape Cod or the Vineyard.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Quakerish elegance, about the rogue that hit my fancy on the spot.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • You may easily guess from this letter that Bayard's school life was very sedate and Quakerish.

    Four Famous American Writers: Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, James Russell Lowell, Bayard Taylor A Book for Young Americans

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