Elizabethan

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Elizabeth +‎ -an

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Elizabethan (comparative more Elizabethan, superlative most Elizabethan)

  1. Pertaining to the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, The China Governess[1]:
      ‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.

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