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  • adj. Alternative form of histrionic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as histrionic.


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  • She was accustomed to a certain domineering authority in his language, rendered all the more difficult to endure by the sarcasm with which he sometimes embittered his words, as though he had dipped them in gall before pronouncing them, -- but this apparent abandonment of reserve, this almost touching assumption of candour, were phases of his histrionical ability which he had never till now displayed in her presence.

    The Master-Christian

  • THOUGH the world be histrionical, and most men live ironically, yet be thou what thou singly art, and personate only thyself.

    Christian Morals

  • The same Bottom, who seems bred in a tiring-room, has another histrionical passion.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • I used to greatly respect Steve Quayle, but in light of his histrionical rants of late (including his "orange alert"), his credibility has been severely devalued in my book (and AJ's to a great extent as well).



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