- of or relating to Lord Byron.
- possessing the characteristics of Byron or his poetry, especially romanticism, melancholy, and melodramatic energy.
Origin of Byronic
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Examples from the Web for byronic
Adam Mickiewicz waged a war for Polish independence on what were essentially Byronic principles.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy
February 16, 2014
Edward, on the other hand, is a brooding, self-absorbed Byronic hero with ice-cold hands.Battle of the Twilight Heartthrobs
The Daily Beast
June 23, 2010
He dares attack with Byronic boldness every idol that his enemies worship.Life Immovable
I did not ride him again for some days, and when I did, I found him steeped in Byronic gloom.The Talking Horse
Thus, ever in perplexity, I must abjure the theory of Byronic merit.Browning's Heroines
Ethel Colburn Mayne
There was Byronic pleasure in imagining the loneliness that would be his lot.Narcissus
It was, in reality, the Byronic attitude transposed to the Paris boulevards.Iconoclasts
Word Origin and History for byronic
1823, pertaining to or resembling British poet George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824).
Perfect she was, but as perfection is
Insipid in this naughty world of ours,
Where our first parents never learn'd to kiss
Till they were exiled from their earlier bowers,
Where all was peace, and innocence, and bliss
(I wonder how they got through the twelve hours),
Don Jose like a lineal son of Eve,
Went plucking various fruit without her leave.
[from "Don Juan"]
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