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Euphues

[yoo-fyoo-eez] /ˈyu fyuˌiz/
noun
1.
the main character in John Lyly's works Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit (1579), and Euphues and His England (1580).
Compare euphuism.
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  • This is but a mild example of the "unnatural natural philosophy" which Euphues has made famous.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • The plays were not read or absorbed by their author's contemporaries and successors; Euphues was.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • So Euphues is a very Malvolio among books, cross-gartered and wreathed as to its countenance with set smiles.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
  • Certainly Euphues does not prove that Puritanism was latent in him.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • Other little delicate turns of phrase may be found in the mine of Euphues—for the digging.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • But the importance of Euphues was in its influence, not in its actual achievement.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • So in Lyly's Euphues: "Philantus went into the fields to walk there, either to digest his choler, or chew upon his melancholy."

  • He writes Arcadia for Euphues but the substitution is legitimate.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • I have said that it is very important to distinguish between the two parts of Euphues.

    John Lyly John Dover Wilson
  • Euphues became the rage, and its literary style the fashion.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent

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