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Miltonic (mil-TON-ik) adjective, also Miltonian

1. Of or pertaining to the poet Milton or his writings.

2. Resembling Milton's majestic style.

[After John Milton (1608-1674).]

"Siphoning off the grandeur of his Miltonic inspiration and transfusing it with foggily redundant obscenities, Lord-Wolff denatures evil into sniggering adolescent angst." Sybil Steinberg, Forecasts: Fiction, Publishers Weekly, Dec 20, 1999.

This week's theme: eponyms, or words coined after people's names.

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Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)


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