Bookishness in a sentence

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Definition of Bookishness

  • exaggerated studiousness

How to use bookishness in a sentence. Bookishness pronunciation.

Bookishness, literature, has a place in the affairs of a nation, but it contributes only a side in its manifold activities.
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He lived in London, and shot out into the provinces at week-ends, preaching on Sundays and giving a lecture, tinctured with bookishness, 'in the chapel' on Monday evenings.
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I had outgrown the use of mine through my greater bookishness, but I gladly recognized the phrases which he employed for their lasting juiciness and the long-remembered savor they had on his mental palate.
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If I mention my own greater bookishness, by which I mean his less quantitative reading, it is to give myself better occasion to note that he was always reading some vital book.
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Marry, this argument, though it be levelled against poetry, yet is it indeed a chain-shot against all learning, or bookishness, as they commonly term it.
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Librarians have long contended that teachers are deficient in bookishness; and it is quite possible that they are.
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But his well-knit body and clear eyes showed no marks of bookishness, and Italy had made him a swordsman.
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Boys are greatly influenced by their surroundings, and in those days every one about me never spoke of Transcendentalism or "Germanism," or even "bookishness," without a sneer.
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Examples of Bookishness

Example #1
The spoken word precedes the written.
Example #2
The chief difference between the Hebraic culture and Judaism which supplanted it consists in the fact that, whereas the latter was bookish, transforming its votaries into the "people of the book," the former was the sum total of all that goes to make up the concern of a nation living upon its own soil.
Example #3
In every town he visited there was competition for the privilege of entertaining him.
Example #4
His function was to direct the affairs of the 'Book Room,' the publishing department of the Connexion.
Example #5
He leads you back to the only true ideal, away from that false standard of the gentleman, to the Man who sought not to be distinguished from other men, but identified with them, to that Presence in which the finest gentleman shows his alloy of vanity, and the greatest genius shrinks to the measure of his miserable egotism.
Example #6
I have elsewhere sufficiently spoken of his unsophisticated use of words, of the diction which forms the backbone of his manly style.