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[shel-ee-uh n]
  1. Also Shel·li·an. of, relating to, or characteristic of Percy Bysshe Shelley or his works.
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  1. a student or admirer of the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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Origin of Shelleyan

First recorded in 1840–50; Shelley + -an
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Historical Examples of shelleyan

  • Two different views are taken of this marriage by Shelleyan writers.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. II (of 2)

    John Cordy Jeaffreson

  • That is a fact which the Shelleyan enthusiasts take care we should not forget.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)

    John Cordy Jeaffreson

  • Thus Wordsworth shrank back into Toryism, as it were, from a Shelleyan extreme of pantheism as yet disembodied.

  • A subsequent passage of his second Shelleyan paper indicates that this was the case.

  • And yet the Shelleyan enthusiasts go on stubbornly asserting that the poets conduct had nothing to do with the decision.