gothicism


gothicism

Gothicism [goth-uh-siz-uh m] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun conformity or devotion to the gothic style in the arts. the principles and techniques of the gothic style. (sometimes lowercase) barbarism; crudeness. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of Gothicism First recorded in 1700–10; Gothic + -ism Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gothicism Historical Examples of gothicism

  • The gothicism, hinted at by Shaftesbury, appears manifestly in the wretched situation to which the best authors were reduced.

    A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence

    Cornelius Tacitus

  • In Gothicism we find that the Deity disappears though the devil remains.

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    Dorothy Scarborough

  • There are several clearly marked classes of ghosts in Gothicism.

    The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

    Dorothy Scarborough

  • In general, Gothicism had a tonic effect on English literature, and influenced the continental fiction to no small degree.

    The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

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  • Neither are the spirits of to-day limited to any set hours as was the rule in Gothicism.

    The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

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  • British Dictionary definitions for gothicism Gothicism noun conformity to, use of, or imitation of the Gothic style, esp in architecture crudeness of manner or style Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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