The practice reached its peak in the Victorian Era, when naturalism became all the rage for museums and even household decoration.
To him, Churchill “was radical precisely because he was conservative” and “essentially a buccaneering Victorian Whig.”
Snyder weaves a compelling, if occasionally meandering, tale of the transformation of science in the Victorian era.
The lesson of Victorian London is that modernity isn't built one luxury high-rise at a time.
Wilde wrote a (not very good) poem in her memory in the jingling high Victorian manner.
Freehold Villas symbolized the final triumph of Victorian economics, the apotheosis of the prudent and industrious artisan.
They might call Mr. Harding a Victorian if they had ever lived under Victoria.
So your protégée lives with those cameos of the Victorian era we dined with, and never sees the outside world?
It was then he dealt with the character of our own century, as distinguished from that of the Victorian era.
You look so young and so charming—indeed you do—that I can't bear to hear you talk in that early Victorian way.
1839, "belonging to or typical of the reign of Queen Victoria of Great Britain" (ruled 1837-1901). Figurative sense of "typified by prudish or outdated attitudes" is attested by 1934. The noun meaning "a person from or typical of Victorian times" is from 1876.
A descriptive term for the time when Victoria was queen of England, from 1837 to 1901. The Victorian period in England is known as a time of industrial progress, colonial expansion, and public fastidiousness in morals. The Victorian period in the United States had many of the same characteristics.