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  • adjective Not classical.


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un- +‎ classical


  • Hill was not alone in his admiration for Biblical style, for the praise of the "unclassical" poetry of the Bible, which had begun in the Renaissance, had swelled rather than diminished during the neoclassical age.

    'Of Genius', in The Occasional Paper, and Preface to The Creation

  • True -- this pesto contains some "unclassical" ingredients.

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  • His use of the unclassical and perhaps anachronistic word "huckster" shows us both what he takes from and brings to Kabir's poetry, which is to allow his own poetic mind to take off from the basic message and conceptual frame of Kabir's Hindi lines, without hankering after a word-for-word fidelity.

    When Mysticism Came Down to Earth

  • But the vigorous "Abduction on Horseback," made 10 years later, seems entirely "Northern" in its distinctly unclassical nude victim, in the characterization of her abductor as a very Germanic "wild man," and in the wiry drawing itself.

    Looking North For Beauty

  • The sole fault I find with Mr. Payne is that his severe grace of style treats an unclassical work as a classic, when the romantic and irregular would have been a more appropriate garb.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But the strict observance of position is in effect the strict avoidance of unclassical collocations of syllables: it is almost wholly negative.

    Poems and Fragments

  • After the da capo, Beethoven clouds the air with a very unclassical passage indeed.

    'Music à La Mode'

  • I only pointed out that it is not unclassical to put a dominant pedal there, and that the piece is not the kind of introduction that Kramer thinks it is.

    'Music à La Mode'

  • Possibly it is this unclassical dissociation of the form of a structure from its idea which enables him to accept my views in a vague way without realizing their implications for the actual structure of the theaters.

    Theatre of the World

  • Such an unclassical (one is tempted to call it romantic) attitude seems to have existed in Hellenistic art, although it cannot be docu - mented from surviving examples.



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