Lexicographical Neighbors of Essayish
Literary usage of Essayish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"He began by reading books of essays and trying to catch their style; and wrote essayish papers on subjects whose interest was so universal that it was ..."
2. The Passing of the Great Reform Bill by James Ramsay Montagu Butler (1914)
"... and often the few speeches which even to-day lend something of fire to the dreary columns of Hansard were damned by the ear as academic and essayish. ..."
3. Letters and Correspondence of John Henry Newman During His Life in the by John Henry Newman (1903)
"In what you write do not be too essayish : ie do not begin, ' Of all the virtues which adorn the human breast ! '—be somewhat conversational, and take a ..."
4. Modern Humanists: Sociological Studies of Carlyle, Mill, Emerson, Arnold by John Mackinnon Robertson (1895)
"He was disappointed, but quietly withdrew, and the world gained an essayist and lecturer, while the sect lost a preacher always a little too essayish and ..."
5. Letters of John Richard Green by John Richard Green (1902)
"think I have quite caught the tone of the Saturday,— the " periodical " tone,—it is too " essayish " (" slightly priggish," as an Oxford Liberal would say). ..."
6. Reminiscences of a Journalist by Charles Taber Congdon (1880)
"There is no trouble in getting essays; but well do I remember how Mr. Greeley used to condemn some of our articles as " too essayish. ..."
7. The National Magazine by Abel Stevens, James Floy (1853)
"Again and lastly, (for we are becoming too essayish,) the activity of life must ¡lave a moral value in order to have harmony and happiness. ..."