Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 04/08/20 Lincolnesque

Lincolnesque (adjective)
Lincolnesque [ ling-kuh-nesk ]


adjective
1. like or characteristic of Abraham Lincoln: a Lincolnesque compassion.


Origin: First recorded in 1920–25; Lincoln + -esque

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LINCOLNESQUE
To reclaim its Lincolnesque transformation, the GOP needs to fundamentally pivot on the role of government.
OFF THE RAILS: HOW THE PARTY OF LINCOLN BECAME THE PARTY OF PLUTOCRATS|JOEL KOTKIN|NOVEMBER 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST

His opponents called him clownish; his friends declared him Lincolnesque.
THE AGRARIAN CRUSADE|SOLON J. BUCK

His face, Hank decided, had a Lincolnesque quality, so ugly as to be beautiful in its infinite sadness.
COMBAT|DALLAS MCCORD REYNOLDS

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