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[vik-tawr-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -tohr-] /vɪkˈtɔr i əˌnɪz əm, -ˈtoʊr-/
the distinctive character, thought, tendencies, etc., of the Victorian period.
an instance or example of such thought, tendencies, etc.
Origin of Victorianism
First recorded in 1900-05; Victorian + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • That's where we suffer from that ponderous bog of Victorianism.

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
  • And it's impossible not to dread a revival of Victorianism after this war.

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
  • But in the atmosphere of Victorianism his pose was original and astonishing.

    Old and New Masters Robert Lynd
  • It was as if unwillingly the club released its hold upon the externals of Victorianism.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • He has unravelled himself by science, talent, and vigor out of "lower middle class" Victorianism.

    The World of H.G. Wells Van Wyck Brooks
  • To them the restrictions of Victorianism would be as intolerable as its pleasures would be insipid.

    While I Remember Stephen McKenna
  • Still further to qualify the Victorianism which he was heir to, Borrow took over something from the insinuating Sterne.

    George Borrow Edward Thomas

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