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Addisonian

[ad-uh-soh-nee-uh n] /ˌæd əˈsoʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Joseph Addison or his works.
2.
fluent and clear in literary style.
3.
of or relating to Addison's disease.
noun
4.
one who studies the works of Joseph Addison.
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  • He complains gently in his Addisonian way of the inconvenience to which he was put for want of funds.

    James Madison Sydney Howard Gay
  • He concludes with an account, written in an Addisonian vein, of a club to which he had the honour to belong.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • Masters of the Addisonian art are few but those few almost atone for the general lack of polish.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • That's right, he said he should have some steroids because he was an Addisonian.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • All the letters have this preternatural solemnity, as if each was a study in style after the favorite Addisonian model.

    James Madison Sydney Howard Gay
  • That's right—he recommended that he be given steroids because he was an Addisonian—that's what he said.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The Judge in his unofficial capacity whistled softly at this Addisonian language, but Charlotte went on undisturbed.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives

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