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1(style/culture) librescoone of those bookish types — un ratón de biblioteca informal
- Actually, I find the candidates a bit adorably nerdy when they lapse into this kind of bookish vocabulary.
- It's movie dialogue, to be sure - no one, especially the sort of low-life characters they tend to write, speaks with such mellifluous, bookish vocabulary.
- Sealed in their Gaelic oral tradition, the Highlanders themselves had little need of a bookish literature, but two great writers were to make them a topic of universal human interest.
- Having successfully dodged active service, he spent most of the war in Berkshire, writing radio talks for the BBC and bookish articles for the Statesman.
- I have recently realized that sometimes my writing is too bookish and sometimes it isn't bookish enough, all depending on who happens to be reading it.
- Because of a tradition of teaching English formally through grammar, translation, and literature, spoken usage is often stilted and bookish.
- For such speakers, Latin had always been a strange, alien, and bookish tongue.
- Even the most bookish work that seems esoteric on the written page can be transformed by actors into the cadences of characters and themes.
- Sayid does use a lot of bookish language.
- Nothing seems to me so inane as bookish language in conversation.
- I dont see anything wrong with writing bookish English, though it lacks a tad of fluency, its certainly elegant and exquisite.
- They employ scientific, or philosophical, or literary, or bookish terms that go over their congregations' heads.