Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling or having the character of an essay.

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  • As some of you may recall, I polled my readers last month, in somewhat vague terms, as to whether I should be focusing on journalism or more long-form essayish writing.

    An Announcement

  • I guess the term for that is "social networking," but I remain more interested in the social than the networking, and blogging under a pseudonym six or eight times a month in a personal essayish vein isn't exactly the fast lane to fame and influence.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • It can be argued that a first-person singular such as Mr. Singh is too sweeping, too apt to be essayish and generalized, to be quite accountable all the time.

    Crack-Up

  • Roman Polanski's recollections of his own career in a recent public discussion are rounded into essayish form.

    GreenCine Daily

  • There is a comfortable and uncomfortable juxtaposition between the pieces that Thea and I read, Thea's more essayish and mine with a different focus on form I mean Thea's are focused on form too but with a particular destination in mind they are more issue-driven I think and I do get self-conscious at one point because of the difference in style I think but also that's what makes the reading so great.

    NOBODY PASSES, darling

  • I write the occasional personal essayish type thing, the occasional book review (I used to do a lot of those; not so much now), and I’ve even got some weird steady freelance gigs, notably reviewing porn movies (a job my 14-year-old-self would be very proud of me for having) and writing a weekly column about sex-related stuff on the internet.

    what a writer’s gotta do «

  • Many people are charmed by his elliptical round-about essayish style of writing – he’s one of those guys where you are supposed to “enjoy the journey” as he gets to the point.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » G.K. Chesterton, The Apostle of Common Sense:

  • Many people are charmed by his elliptical round-about essayish style of writing–he’s one of those guys where you are supposed to “enjoy the journey” as he gets to the point.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » G.K. Chesterton, The Apostle of Common Sense:

  • I’ve often tried, but it just doesn’t work for me – it sounds too intellectual and essayish.

    wobbles in paradise

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