[ling-koh-nee-uh n]


of or relating to Abraham Lincoln, his character, or his political principles.

Origin of Lincolnian

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; Lincoln + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of lincolnian

  • 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.


    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