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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, of his writings, or of his philosophical doctrines.

Etymologies

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Shaftesbury +‎ -an

Examples

  • When Reid enquires next after the perfections in virtue of which we ascribe beauty to material objects, his account takes a Shaftesburian turn.

    18th Century British Aesthetics

  • In this aspect Moore is working along the lines laid down by Hill, but there is a significant difference, attributable perhaps to the weakening of orthodox theology and the spreading influence of the Shaftesburian school of ethical theorists.

    The Gamester (1753)

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