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characteristick

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  • adj. Obsolete form of characteristic.
  • n. Obsolete form of characteristic.

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Examples

  • It is characteristick of the founder; but the animus aequus is, alas! not inheritable, nor the subject of devise.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • This may be laughed at as too trifling to record; but it is a small characteristick trait in the Flemish picture which I give of my friend, and in which, therefore I mark the most minute particulars.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • On this occasion he mentioned a circumstance as characteristick of the Scotch.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • There is a traditional story of the infant Hercules of toryism, so curiously characteristick, that I shall not withhold it.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • America capable of any thing she undertakes with spirit and vigour, "Brave in distress, serene in conquest, drowsy when at rest, is her true characteristick."

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 16 July 1780

  • What pleasure would it have given us, to have known their petty habits, their characteristick manners, their modes of composition, and their genuine opinion of preceding writers and of their contemporaries!

    Life of Johnson

  • I shall mention but one characteristick circumstance.

    Life of Johnson

  • He has enriched his edition with a concise account of each play, and of its characteristick excellence.

    Life Of Johnson

  • In all such investigations it is certainly unwise to pay too much attention to incidents which the credulous relate with eager satisfaction, and the more scrupulous or witty enquirer considers only as topicks of ridicule: Yet there is a traditional story of the infant Hercules of toryism, so curiously characteristick, that I shall not withhold it.

    Life Of Johnson

  • I am fully aware of the objections which may be made to the minuteness on some occasions of my detail of Johnson's conversation, and how happily it is adapted for the petty exercise of ridicule, by men of superficial understanding and ludicrous fancy; but I remain firm and confident in my opinion, that minute particulars are frequently characteristick, and always amusing, when they relate to a distinguished man.

    Life Of Johnson

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