Shandean

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shandy +‎ -an

Adjective[edit]

Shandean (comparative more Shandean, superlative most Shandean)

  1. Of or relating to The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, a novel by Laurence Sterne.
    • 1858, John Cordy Jeaffreson, Novels and Novelists, from Elizabeth to Victoria, page 278:
      It was commenced when the author was in a Shandean fever, and burned to outstrip Sterne. Without any disguise as to who his model was he opened his vapid tale with a scene in which Yorick's manner was broadly caricatured, but which []
    • 1996, David Pierce, Peter Jan de Voogd, Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism, Rodopi (→ISBN), page 157:
      The 'Fragment' may instead suggest another key of access to try in the inter-textual journey from the Shandean writer to the Pantagruelist in virtue of the 'poor Homenas', who is the homonym of that ludicrous bishop of Papimany in the Fourth []

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