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Definition relating to Elizabeth I of England or to the age in which she ruled as queen (1558-1603)
  • William Shakespeare was an Elizabethan
  • Elizabethan music
  • In the Elizabethan Age, the age of the extraordinary, he was exceptional.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Some are dinning in our ears that we Americans, and moderns generally, are intellectual dwarfs compared with the ancients, or even the Elizabethan men.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher were two dramatists of the Elizabethan age.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Cranly's speech, unlike that of Davin, had neither rare phrases of Elizabethan English nor quaintly turned versions of Irish idioms.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Then on a ledge above us I saw one who looked on, but as I pointed him out we saw the Elizabethan top of him scoot away.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He's still in costume—a billowing white affair with multicolored polka dots, a triangular hat, and Elizabethan ruff.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He knew nothing of the Elizabethan drama beyond Shakespeare's plays.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • At the other side of the room, further forward, is an Elizabethan chair roughly carved in the taste of Inigo Jones.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Max turned to see a thin imp dressed like an Elizabethan courtier addressing the crowds from behind the embassy's gated fence.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The moment, however, that one tries this method with the Elizabethan woman, one branch of illumination fails; one is held up by the scarcity of facts.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • My friends tell me I have the Elizabethan personality.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Smith Island is one of the many places it's claimed that Elizabethan or Shakespearean English survives.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • He is speaking the ancient Elizabethan Kwakwala which the young no longer know.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • It is a combination of an African dialect and English; some even claim that remnants of Elizabethan English survive among the Gullah people.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • That's what this figure really comes down to, whether in Elizabethan, Victorian, or more modern incarnations: exploitation in its many forms.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I could feel the magic taking hold, despite the Arrow of Dodona whispering to me like an annoying Elizabethan stagehand, SAYEST THOU: "PLAGUEY, PLAGUEY, PLAG UEY!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • I trust he will work that vein further, and recognize that Elizabethan Renascence fustian is no more bearable after medieval poesy than Scribe after Ibsen.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • There was something rather Elizabethan about him—his casual versatility, his good looks, that effervescent combination of mental with physical activities.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon

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