Victorian age

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Victorian age a period in British history during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century; her character and moral standards restored the prestige of the British monarchy but gave the era a prudish reputation
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Usage

In literature:

Why, doesn't almost every one see something lacking about the Victorian age?
"Living Alone" by Stella Benson
The poetry of Tennyson is eminently representative of the Victorian age.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
His scientists, his historians were all of the Victorian age or antecedent thereto.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The American "parlor" resembles the "parlour" of the eighteenth century as little as the "parlour" of the Victorian age.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
We see it in the impartial historians of the Victorian Age, who now seem far more Victorian than the partial historians.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
The Victorian age will be surely known as the Age of Pleading, Poetry, and Painting.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
True Love is a relic of the Victorian Age.
"A Guide to Men" by Helen Rowland
Why simply that the Victorians made the mistake about Carlyle that every age makes about its Carlyles.
"Pot-Boilers" by Clive Bell
Thackeray and Dickens, in prose as immortal, were picturing the social lights and shadows of the Victorian Age.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
All these reports form substantial contributions to the history and literature of education in the Victorian age.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The Nineteenth Century, the despised Victorian Age, if you please, was an age of great men.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
In the whole of Irish history no time brought such calamity to Ireland as the Victorian age.
"Irish Nationality" by Alice Stopford Green
Victorian age sets up as a rival to the Augustine.
"Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump;" by Herbert George Wells
The shadow of the Victorian Age lies deeply over the place.
"The Charm of Ireland" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
The Victorian Age was the culminating point of our prosperity.
"The Victorian Age" by William Ralph Inge
The Victorian Age was in full swing.
"Queen Victoria" by Lytton Strachey
The Victorian age is in fact above all others an age of religious revival.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
A few, indeed, are left, interesting survivals of the early Victorian age.
"Boy Labour and Apprenticeship" by Reginald Arthur Bray
The Victorian Age, however, with its bustle and movement, is very much with us as we approach Bishopsgate along the route of Holborn Viaduct.
"Highways and Byways in London" by E. T. Cook
It is in the Victorian age (1840-1900) that the field is most bewildering.
"The Greatest English Classic" by Cleland Boyd McAfee
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In news:

A LEAP TO THE VICTORIAN AGE.
As the Victorian age gave way to the Progressive Era, Chicago designer O.C.
With the permission of Queen Elizabeth II, the repository of the Queen's English has been modernized and internationalized with words and phrases that would have puzzled Queen Victoria and startled polite society in the Victorian Age.
"Male Berry Java" coffee hit the market at just the right moment in 1868, a time when advertising was entering the sensational suggestibility of the Victorian Age.
Clouds Hill is a an example of the romantic beauty of the Victorian age - right here in Cowesett.
Squat and top-heavy, it blends Victorian style with Industrial Age utility.
Hardware hackers are creating fantastical machines from a Victorian age that never was.
Could the age of computers have begun in Victorian England.
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In science:

Two problems from the Victorian Age, the subdivision of light and the determination of the leakage point in an undersea telegraphic cable are discussed and suggested as a concrete illustrations of the relationships between textbook physics and the real world.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
As the engineers of the Victorian Age, we will make use of Ohm’s law, the Joule effect, and simple algebra to discuss those two problems.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
Preece, one of the most important electrical engineers of the Victorian Age, was the perfect example of the so called “prac tical man.” He had a profound dislike of the mathematisation of the electromagnetism, a dislike that he often manifested explicitly.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
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