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  • n. Plural form of euphuist.

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Examples

  • Our euphuists may pass away like those of the Elizabethan era, or, like the best of them, live in spite of faults with which they were gratuitously trammelled.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • And the experiment was so successful that I am inclined to attribute the pre-eminence of Lyly among other euphuists to this fact alone.

    John Lyly

  • Watson again was a friend of the well-known poet Richard Barnefield, who though too young in 1578 to have been of the University coterie of euphuists, shows definite traces of their affectation in his works.

    John Lyly

  • Such a catalogue of the poet's requisites might have been written by any one of our Oxford euphuists; and Watson, at least, among them fulfilled all its conditions.

    John Lyly

  • The euphuists perceived the problem of style, but successfully attacked only one half of it.

    John Lyly

  • In point of fact, however, the euphuists shared it with many other writers of their age, though it is doubtful whether anyone carried it to such extravagant lengths as Lyly.

    John Lyly

  • It was Lyly who made euphuism famous and therefore a power; and, despite the fact that he marks the culmination of the movement, he is the most dynamical of all the euphuists.

    John Lyly

  • In him we have another member of that interesting circle of Oxford euphuists, who continued their connexion in London under de Vere's patronage.

    John Lyly

  • Doubtless Lyly abused the antithetical device; but his successors had only to discover a means of skilfully concealing the structure, an improvement which the early euphuists, with all the enthusiasm of inventors, could not have appreciated.

    John Lyly

  • I write loosely of "style," but strictly speaking the euphuists paid especial attention to diction.

    John Lyly

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