That delicacy of diction is characteristical of a man of fashion and good company.
Nor is the book devoid of notices of many other circumstances which were characteristical of the time.
A popular origin cannot therefore be the characteristical distinction of a popular representative.
But the difference of their tempers made the characteristical distinction between them.
Of this, besides the general tenor of his conduct in society, some characteristical instances may be mentioned.
Of this I informed my illustrious friend, in characteristical warm terms, in a letter dated the 30th of September, from Leeds.
A rude, but characteristical wood-cut portrait of Bunyan is indented in the margin of this title-page.
Amidst the melancholy clouds which hung over the dying Johnson, his characteristical manner shewed itself on different occasions.
The style, and even the penmanship, were distinct and characteristical.
But it is the art of Boswell to select 'the characteristical,' and the typical, to group and to dramatize.
characteristic char·ac·ter·is·tic (kār'ək-tə-rĭs'tĭk)
The part of a logarithm to the base 10 that is to the left of the decimal point. For example, if 2.749 is a logarithm, 2 is the characteristic. Compare mantissa.