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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Prudish; outdated; exaggeratedly proper; hypocritical.
2. Relating to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).
3. Relating to ornate architecture, furnishings, etc., characteristic of the period.
After Queen Victoria of the UK (1819-1901). Earliest documented use: 1839.
“‘We’ve been discussing how she’s not allowed to be alone with a boy until she’s twenty-five;’
Evan smiled. ‘How very Victorian of you.’”
Roni Loren; Forever Starts Tonight; InterMix Books; 2014.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I see too plainly custom forms us all. Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of our place of birth. -Aaron Hill, dramatist and writer (10 Feb 1685-1750)