Byronic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Byronic Pertaining to, or in the style of, Lord Byron. "With despair and Byronic misanthropy ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The computer programming language ADA was named in honor of Augusta Ada King. The U.S. Defense Department named the language after the Countess of Lovelace and daughter of Lord Byron because she helped finance and program what is thought to be the first computer, the “analytical engine” designed by Charles Babbage.
    • Byronic Possessing the characteristics of Byron, the poet, or of his poetry: as, a Byronic poem.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The English Romantic poet Lord Byron was so devastated upon the death of his beloved Newfoundland, whose name was Boatswain, that he had inscribed upon the dog's gravestone the following: "Beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices."
    • adj Byronic bī-ron′ik possessing the characteristics of Lord Byron (1788-1824), or of his poetry, overstrained in sentiment or passion, cynical and libertine
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Quotations

  • D. J. Enright
    D. J. Enright
    “Bardot, Byron, Hitler, Hemingway, Monroe, Sade: we do not require our heroes to be subtle, just to be big. Then we can depend on someone to make them subtle.”

Usage

In literature:

Lord Byron was one of the members.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
Byron's exploits, especially at Venice, seem to have been marvellous.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Upon the 17th of June, 1764, Commodore Byron received instructions signed by the Lord of the Admiralty.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
He was attacked by Mill himself, and savagely denounced by Byron and Hazlitt.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
His wish was to have had Lord Byron's house there, but it had fallen into neglect and become the refuge of a third-rate wine-shop.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The letters of Coleridge, like their writer, belong to another class, yet, like Byron's, they have the clear-cut stamp of individuality.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
It was he who accompanied Byron in the fatal journey to Seaham, where Byron wedded Miss Milbank.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Byron's large audience indicates how true it is felt to be.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
She remembered Brougham's savage onslaught upon the boy Byron.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
A good collection of unlucky predictions might be made: I hardly know one so fit to go with Byron's as that of the Rev.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
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In poetry:

Behind me lies Ulysses' isle,
The wanderer wise who pined for home.
But Byron! Neither tear nor smile
Forbade you roam.
"Off Mesolongi" by Alfred Austin
The Lives and Times of John Keats,
Percy Bysshe Shelley, and
George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron
Byron and Shelley and Keats
"A Pig's-Eye View Of Literature" by Dorothy Parker
If now and then I sigh "Mine own!"
Unto another's wedded wife,
Remember I am not alone--
Hast ever read Lord Byron's Life?
"Erring In Company" by Franklin Pierce Adams
And Byron, Herrick, Burns, forby,
Got gay with Erato, much the same
As I now do to show to you
The way into the Hall of Fame.
"An Inside Con to Refined Guys" by Wallace Irwin
So they talked in whispers of euchre games,
Of ladies and Eskimo,
Of vulgar fractions and proper names,
And the works of Byron and Poe.
"Eberly's Fair Young Bride" by Wallace Irwin
Goethe in Weimar sleeps, and Greece,
Long since, saw Byron's struggle cease.
But one such death remain'd to come;
The last poetic voice is dumb—
We stand to-day by Wordsworth's tomb.
"Memorial Verses" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

Wings eating contest winner Byron Johnson had to eat 20 wings to win $120 in 810 Zone gift cards plus a signed football from the Chiefs.
BYRON MORTON'S WEATHER FORECAST FOR NOVEMBER 24TH.
BYRON MORTON'S WEATHER FORECAST FOR NOVEMBER 16TH.
Byron Greff of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was home on leave from Afghanistan when his wife scheduled a photo shoot of their daughter Brielle in their home.
BRIAN FORDE Tom Walejewski, an employee of ADT, installs a security camera at the concession stand at Whistlestop Park in Byron Center.
Got a notion to commit vandalism at Byron Township's Whistlestop Park.
Brees wins Byron ' Whizzer ' White Award.
PORT ARTHUR — Southeast Texas' golf history is full of talented players, interesting characters, success stories and even a visit from Byron Nelson for an exhibition at the old Pea Patch in the 1940s.
View full size By Byron Beck Haley Mary of the Australian band Jezabels plays to a group of steampunk clad fans at a private concert on the sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, sponsored by MTV.
Ravens not buying Byron Leftwich's windup motion as a weakness.
Among the variety of reasons why prognosticators think the Ravens will have the advantage against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday is Byron Leftwich's long windup .
Byron and Zelda (Peachey) Zook , of Mill Creek, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Pearl Rose Ames , 91, died on June 30, 2012, surrounded by her four children at the home of her daughter in Parker, Colo. Pearl was born June 21, 1921 in Byron, the daughter of Carl and Helen (Thorn) Anderson.
Pearl Ames , 91, formerly of Byron, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Parker, Colo.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, at 2 pm, at the Byron LDS Church.
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In science:

I thank Gary Feldman, Byron Roe, and Michael Woodroofe for comments on the paper.
Application of Conditioning to the Gaussian-with-Boundary Problem in the Unified Approach to Confidence Intervals
Peter Buneman, Byron Choi, Wenfei Fan, Robert Hutchison, Robert Mann, and Stratis Viglas.
Path Summaries and Path Partitioning in Modern XML Databases
Hongseok Yang, Oukseh Lee, Josh Berdine, Cristiano Calcagno, Byron Cook, Dino Distefano, and Peter W.
Recognition of Logically Related Regions Based Heap Abstraction
Double photoionization of helium by a single photon has been studied for a period of more than 40 years since the pioneering work of Byron and Joachain , who pointed out the importance of electron correlation in the process.
One-photon double ionization of helium: a heuristic formula for the cross section
This result has first been proven by Byron Schmuland (private communication).
Stochastic analysis on configuration spaces: basic ideas and recent results
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