• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Cromwellian of or relating to or in the manner of Oliver Cromwell
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cromwellian Of or pertaining to Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658), who became commander-in-chief of the parliamentary forces in the struggle with Charles I. of England, and in 1653 was chosen lord protector of the commonwealth of England, with sovereign powers.
    • n cromwellian An adherent of Oliver Cromwell; a soldier who fought under Cromwell.
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In literature:

He was essentially Cromwellian.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
There is a Cromwellian fort at Tresco, on a narrow rock jutting into the sea.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
The Cromwellian era exhibited an increase of piety.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
Cromwellian era, i, 775.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
It is not easy to take bearings which will locate the position of the Cromwellian government.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
He was one of those Cromwellian men who can only be appreciated at a distance.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
The coat was, doubtless, an old-fashioned Cromwellian coat with no waist.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
But the extinction of a nation requires time, even when accomplished by measures so admirable as those employed in the Cromwellian settlement.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
A chivalrous Cromwellian is perhaps the nearest I can come in the way of definition.
"Sweethearts at Home" by S. R. Crockett
They belong to Jacobean days, and are sometimes spoken of as Cromwellian tables.
"Chats on Old Furniture" by Arthur Hayden

In news:

Incidents and anecdotes gathered from Cromwellian newspapers and tracts.