- of, relating to, or suggestive of Shakespeare or his works.
- a Shakespearean scholar; a specialist in the study of the works of Shakespeare.
Origin of Shakespearean
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Examples from the Web for shakespearean
Not that the Shakespearean riff on/rip off is limited to novels.Book Bag: 5 Novels Shakespeare Sort of Wrote
October 10, 2014
Many legendary Shakespearean thespians have been indebted to drink.Is That a Bottle of Wine I See Before Me? The Delights of Drunk Shakespeare
June 1, 2014
Context: The Shakespearean actor allegedly said this to a nurse who, when attempting to moisten his lips, misfired.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words
May 27, 2014
And in typical Shakespearean fashion, the episode was still not done with everything.The Explosive ‘Scandal’ Finale Was Its Best Episode Yet
April 18, 2014
Paul Bowles put it that way in Let It Come Down, a title taken from a Shakespearean assassin just before he strikes.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love
February 10, 2014
The third act is "spoiled, by the characteristic Shakespearean language."The Man Shakespeare
It indicates the high-water mark of Shakespearean scholarship.The Mayflower, January, 1905
We should not so slander the author of the Shakespearean plays.
The various hats, in fact, were quite a Shakespearean study.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Like most Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth is the tragedy of a man betrayed by an obsession.William Shakespeare
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works
- a student of or specialist in Shakespeare's works
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