Of, relating to, or characteristic of George Eliot or her writing or thought; resembling or influenced by Eliot's work; rare before second half of 20th century.
Eliot's novels, several of which are representations of English provincial life, are characterized by their exploration of moral problems, their development of psychological analysis of character that marks the modern novel, and by the author's sympathetic humanism.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Nation. From the name of George Eliot, pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans, English novelist, essayist, poet, and translator + -ic.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of T. S. Eliot or his work or thought; resembling or influenced by Eliot's poetry or criticism.
Eliot emerged as a leading and influential figure in the Modernist movement in poetry in works such as The Waste Land (1922). His literary criticism is particularly noted for discussions of symbolism in art and of the separation of thought and feeling in poetry.
1920s. From the name of Thomas Stearns Eliot, U.S.-born British poet, critic, playwright, and publisher + -ic.