Lexicographical Neighbors of Stiltish
Literary usage of Stiltish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1843)
"Our style is " stiltish and verbose to a degree." We are " intemperate in language and coarse in manner." Our November article " forms the most striking ..."
2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1855)
"Pompous, stiltish, vainglorious, and overflowing with self-conceit, it brings before us a fine portly gentleman acting, as he thinks, a grand part in the ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1846)
"The letter was either dry, stiff, methodical, and precise as a bill in Chancery, or stiltish and high-flown in sentiment and expression, the effusion of a ..."
4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1853)
"But really, ' the game is not worth the candle.' The term 'eloquent old man' is just as good, just as poetical, and neither stiltish nor affected. ..."