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Lincolnian

[ling-koh-nee-uh n] /lɪŋˈkoʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Abraham Lincoln, his character, or his political principles.
Origin of Lincolnian
1905-1910
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; Lincoln + -ian
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  • The Lincolnian "leetle questions" were beginning to be rankling darts.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • It was "Lincolnian felt," and Lincoln Island possessed yet another manufacture.

    Abandoned Jules Verne
  • In more than one event the Lincolnian snappy and headlong manner was the fruit of study and deliberation.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • Professor Martens based his original plea of the czar's on the Lincolnian guide for the soldiers in our war.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • The Lincolnian droop in his great, sad, mournful mouth accentuated the resemblance to the martyr president.

    The Brown Mouse Herbert Quick
  • We decided that the remark was too Lincolnian to be mistaken and no man but he could have put the situation so quaintly.

  • "Lincolnian simplicity" was, in fact, an improvement on the code of his illustrious predecessor.

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