bohemianism

Definitions

  • Bohemian Woman
    Bohemian Woman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bohemianism conduct characteristic of a bohemian
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bohemianism The characteristic conduct or methods of a Bohemian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bohemianism The life or habits of a Bohemian, in the figurative sense. See Bohemian, n., 4.
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Quotations

  • Djuna Barnes
    Djuna Barnes
    “Well, isn't Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else -- and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian?”
  • Jack Kerouac
    Jack Kerouac
    “It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “You can find her in the Bohemian Grove. Also, congress is in her belly. I present to her the middle finger. ”

Usage

In literature:

There was a smart club called the Bohemian, where one met artists, actors, writers.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Father Paul was a native of Vienna, and the two counts, Berchtold and Salm Reifferscheit, were Bohemian cavaliers.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
It was a Bohemian establishment off the Strand, and its time-honored name was the best thing about it in this member's eyes.
"The Shadow of the Rope" by E. W. Hornung
But, after all, this love may be no more than an adventure of the boulevard and the attic in the manner of Beranger's gay Bohemianism.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
Some national song, like the Bohemian, lends itself awkwardly to the larger forms.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
Some of his early experiences are embalmed in "How Reuben Allen Saw Life" and in "Bohemian Days.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
Close observers noted that a change was coming over the bohemian Lewes.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
He also resumed the eccentric semi-bohemian life which Mr. Buskett has rather suggested than described.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
There is a little reunion to-night of what may be called female Bohemians.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
The etiquette of the Palace however, offended Ludwig's love of Bohemianism, especially the dressing for dinner at a certain time.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
Sire of Bohemian Club Jinks, 1908.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
I am a little of an adventurer, a little of a Bohemian.
"The Lost Ambassador" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Brancuzi (a Bohemian) is, I should say, by temperament more Fauve than Doctrinaire.
"Since Cézanne" by Clive Bell
Where shall I find them now, those friends and boon companions of my Bohemian days?
"In Bohemia with Du Maurier" by Felix Moscheles
For his second patient my Bohemian set in motion all his stock of curative ideas.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873." by Various
In this he was, of course, no true Bohemian.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians" by T. Martin Wood
Shakspere's bohemian life was but an enlarged edition of his rural vagabond career through the fields and alehouses of Warwickshire.
"Shakspere, Personal Recollections" by John A. Joyce
They were low enough Bohemians she came of.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
He guarded the purity of his Bohemian language against the foreign, disfiguring influences.
"John Hus" by William Dallmann
Engage young Ditrichstein by all means for one of your Bohemians.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
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In poetry:

And she was manned by frowzy men,
Bohemians eke, who love
To fight at odds, like one to ten,
And reck not where they rove.
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
Hold your tongues! both Swabian and Saxon!
A bold Bohemian cries;
"If there's a heaven upon this earth,
In Bohemia it lies.
"The Happiest Land. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whither hast thou, Fancy free,
Guided me,
Wild Bohemian sister dear?
All thy gypsy soul is stirred
Since yon bird
Warbled that the Spring was here.
"Spring Longing" by Emma Lazarus
Bohemian born, I guess, was I;
And should my wife her widowhood
By wedlock end I will not sigh,
But pack my grip and go for good,
To live in lands where laws are lax,
And innocent of Income Tax.
"The Mystery Of Mister Smith" by Robert W Service
To the field of Cressy boldly King Philip did advance,
Aided by the Bohemian Army and chosen men of France,
And treble the strength of the English Army that day,
But the lance thrusts of the English soon made them give way.
"The Battle of Cressy" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then right into the midst of the Bohemian Knights they fought their way,
Brave Jack o' the Cudgel and the Prince without dismay;
And Jack rushed at the Standard Bearer without any dread,
And struck him a blow with his cudgel which killed him dead.
"The Battle of Cressy" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A young tango dancer performs outside an old world café in the bohemian district of San Telmo, Buenos Aires .
No amount of bohemian decor or distressed furniture and salvaged wall hangings will make you forget that Eggshell Bistro (51 City Center Drive, Carmel, 660-1616) is part of the behemoth known as Carmel City Center .
Bohemian Coffee House has emerged as the go-to spot for late-night java drinkers, but it's really ideal at any hour.
Mountain Dew 's "Bohemian Rhapsody".
A Bohemian Pocket in London's East End.
The '70s soundtrack and resident dog only add to the bohemian feel at this leather goods purveyor.
Does your campus have any awesome bohemian traditions.
Faulkner 's bohemian circle at home in New Orleans.
The original Off-Broadway cast recording of February House, Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley's new musical about Brooklyn bohemians in the 1940s, was released digitally Oct 16.
Faulkner's bohemian circle at home in New Orleans.
Impromptu and impressive performance of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" during RCMP arrest.
1960s vintage Bohemian fashions are back in style.
The bohemian look is hard to pull off, without looking like the contents of a messy suitcase.
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians.
London is for the bohemian chic girl, who loves to shop on Bardstown Road.
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