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Definition of Owlishness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Owlishness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"... abused himself inwardly for owlishness. Effort was vain ; he could not assume a natural demeanour and, as he wished, converse with this interesting lady ..."
2. The Chap-book by Herbert Stuart Stone (1895)
"With invincible owlishness, my lord, I cannot struggle. I pass you by; I leave you gaping by the wayside; I blush to have a share in the progeny of such an ..."
3. Retrospective Reviews: A Literary Log by Richard Le Gallienne (1896)
"Probably no poet has ever faced life with a solemn-owlishness so complete as Wordsworth. The great seriousness in regard to life is one thing, ..."
4. My Host the Enemy and Other Tales: Sketches of Life and Adventure on the by Frank Welles Calkins (1901)
"... now and then, upon the jaw, his carefully guarded and never-opened packs, his general owlishness—all furnished no end of fun to the cavalrymen. ..."
5. The Foundations of Japan: Notes Made During Journeys of 6,000 Miles in the by John William Robertson Scott (1922)
"In their owlishness newcomers to the country are inclined to commiserate all Japanese housewives as the " slaves of their husbands. ..."