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  • adj. Alternative capitalization of Gothic


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  • In my own writing about the painting (here and here), I've emphasized that the term gothic holds both reverential and horrifying connotations.

    John Seery: American Gothic

  • The word "gothic" was initially a term of propagandist disdain.

    Gothic buildings: pillars of faith

  • [Why would anyone use the term gothic to describe this new angst-filled, mysterious, introspective music?

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  • I read the first chapter it he back of castaways and urban gothic is really REALLY REALLY!! sick and maniacical if thats a word. .lol.

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  • In sentimental operas and fictions the dominant threat is the unsuitable secret marriage, the disputed inheritance, or the seduction plot, while in gothic works dynastic, public, political issues figure more prominently.

    Talking About Virtue: Paisiello's 'Nina,' Paër's 'Agnese,' and the Sentimental Ethos

  • In fact, Brontë's novel uses two of the most prevalent scenic types in gothic drama: the medieval castle and the conventual church, the two most lasting models of "pure Gothic" architecture according to Richard Payne Knight

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  • When I suggested this as a topic for a special session, I expected to receive mostly papers on representations of the library in gothic and other novels, papers that addressed the heightened persistence with which Romantic forms of fiction exploited the long-standing link in European literary representation between literacy and romance.


  • But there is another meaning to the word gothic, and curiously, it is listed before the more familiar definition quoted above: "uncouth, barbarous."

    The Moon of Skulls

  • I have an old photograph which shows the sign "I. Krotoschiner" in gothic characters emblazened over the window.

    Harold Kroto - Autobiography

  • With an expression of gothic gloom, she asked if I knew how to spool.

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