Definitions

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  • adjective Of or relating to Thomas Wolfe (1900–1938), American novelist.

Etymologies

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Wolfe +‎ -an

Examples

  • Who else has Wolfe's hand at style-that almost immediately recognizable Wolfean style, intelligent, complex, allusive, and above all meticulously phrased?

    MIND MELD: Who Should Be The Next Grand Master?

  • And Mr. McKeen has the Tom Wolfean tic of randomly adding italics to ensure you're not taking anything too seriously .

    Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville

  • She is said jock's girlfriend, a fact that marks her ascension to the top rung of social status on campus — always a prime Wolfean preoccupation — and she holds that distinction strictly on her own terms; she has restored the missing piece of her boyfriend's brain (turned him into a real student), and is, as Wolfe makes abundantly clear, the dominant partner in the relationship.

    Cry Wolfe

  • She is said jock's girlfriend, a fact that marks her ascension to the top rung of social status on campus — always a prime Wolfean preoccupation — and she holds that distinction strictly on her own terms; she has restored the missing piece of her boyfriend's brain (turned him into a real student), and is, as Wolfe makes abundantly clear, the dominant partner in the relationship.

    Cry Wolfe

  • Trim away the Wolfean excesses and it could be a desription of Nifong's motives and tactics.

    Suddenly, the Duke lacrosse team rape charges are dropped.

  • The danger in refuting anti-materialism is in swinging to the other extreme, embracing consumerism and fabulist contrivance with a mindless Tom Wolfean "Yippee!"

    Material Girl

  • The danger in refuting anti-materialism is in swinging to the other extreme, embracing consumerism and fabulist contrivance with a mindless Tom Wolfean "Yippee!"

    Material Girl

  • The term “New Journalism” (the title of an anthology that Tom Wolfe co-edited in 1973) is typically brilliant Wolfean hyperbole and self-promotion.

    Rambunctious Heyday of Gonzo, When Journalism Aspired to Art

  • The term “New Journalism” (the title of an anthology that Tom Wolfe co-edited in 1973) is typically brilliant Wolfean hyperbole and self-promotion.

    Rambunctious Heyday of Gonzo, When Journalism Aspired to Art

  • As to what sort of critic you might want to be - a Wolfean 'celebratory adventurer' or a practitioner of Clute's 'excessive candour - I think that's a personal matter.

    on gabe's critical thought

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