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A Shimerian discussion


From Shimer +‎ -ian



Shimerian (comparative more Shimerian, superlative most Shimerian)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Shimer College
    • 1966, September 7, Shimer College[1]:
      Students approach athletics at the College in a typically unusual, but very "Shimerian" way. When the school's basketball team finally won a game this spring after a national record of 62 consecutive losses students didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
    • 1998, June 22, “Frank Abderholden”, in "Hibiscus Heist" Leaves College Stumped, Without Mascot[2]:
      A reward for the plant is being offered, in true "Shimerian fashion," said Buchanan.
    • 2007, Spring, Carol J. Overby '72, College Professor[3], page 15:
      Carol’s path to Shimer and then Parsons is quintessentially Shimerian.


Shimerian (plural Shimerians)

  1. A person who is associated with Shimer College
    • 1965, July 25, Shimer[4], page H36:
      But for Palmer and 396 other Shimerians, there are no such simple answers, no values in face values, and few thoughts, deeds, or situations undeserving of analysis and explanation.
    • 1976, May 3, “Gene I. Maeroff”, in Illinois College Defies Premature Reports and Clings to Life[5]:
      Such a suggestion is scoffed at by Shimerians who maintain that they have the will to stave off institutional death.
    • 2008, Fall, Life After Shimer Discussion Group[6], page 14:
      For the last six years a group of Shimer alums together with some honorary Shimerians have been meeting once a month in Evanston.

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