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[ten-uh-soh-nee-uh n] /ˌtɛn əˈsoʊ ni ən/
of, relating to, or characteristic of Tennyson or his writings.
Origin of Tennysonian
First recorded in 1835-45; Tennyson + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So I am left to pass a day of cultured leisure and to meditate on the felicity of the Tennysonian "infinite torment of flies."

    Letters from Mesopotamia Robert Palmer
  • They are those of a Tennysonian, and, no doubt, would be other than they are if the writer were younger than he is.

    Alfred Tennyson Andrew Lang
  • He is poeta more than vates, and he is least Tennysonian in a poem like "Maud."

    Platform Monologues T. G. Tucker
  • When Browning arose, literature was entirely in the hands of the Tennysonian poet.

    Robert Browning G. K. Chesterton
  • Measured by the Tennysonian standard it is often needlessly rugged and eccentric.

    Essays on Scandinavian Literature Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • But does it live in the memory as one of the rare great Tennysonian lines?

  • Blenkins was the fine flower of Oxford Liberalism and the Tennysonian days.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • The dramas, less than the lyrics, and even less than the “Idylls,” are matter for the true Tennysonian.

    Hearts of Controversy Alice Meynell
  • However, Miss Elaine seemed very well satisfied with herself and her Tennysonian title.

    Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • In the way the girl wailed forth some of her Tennysonian lines he detected a faint gleam as of something pearly in deep water.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James

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