It is sufficient to say that Harvey had all the worst traits of "donnishness," without having apparently any notion of that dignity which sometimes half excuses the don. From Wordnik.com. [A History of Elizabethan Literature] Reference
"donnishness" seem to have acquired their uncomplimentary meaning about this period. From Wordnik.com. [St. John's College, Cambridge] Reference
Among them are the Magistrate, whose clipped tones most certainly do "not invite debate," and the Padre, whose voice is perfectly balanced between donnishness and clerical sing-song. From Wordnik.com. [Best audiobooks of 2010] Reference
Edinburgh for that, -- a vast amount of toryism and donnishness everywhere. From Wordnik.com. [Stories of Authors, British and American] Reference
He instinctively shut up before literary display, and pomp and donnishness of manner, faults which always will beset academical notabilities. From Wordnik.com. [Apologia Pro Vita Sua] Reference
The exclusive force is represented by caste and class, by gentility and donnishness, by sectarianism and nationalism, and even by patriotism ” and the inclusive force is represented by Walt Whitmanism and Christianity.”. From Wordnik.com. [Father Payne]
He was conspicuous among the young men of his standing for the forwardness with which he took his side against "Tractarianism," and the vehemence of his dislike of it, and for the almost ostentatious and defiant prominence which he gave to the convictions and social habits of his school He expressed his scorn and disgust at the "donnishness," the coldness, the routine, the want of heart, which was all that he could see at Oxford out of the one small circle of his friends. From Wordnik.com. [Occasional Papers Selected from the Guardian, the Times, and the Saturday Review, 1846-1890] Reference
Overflowing with affection to his friends, and showing it in all kinds of unconventional and unexpected instances, keeping to the last a kind of youthful freshness as if he had never yet realised that he was not a boy, and shrunk from the formality and donnishness of grown-up life, he was the most refined and thoughtful of gentlemen, and in the midst of the fierce party battles of his day, with all his strong feeling of the tremendous significance of the strife, always a courteous and considerate opponent. From Wordnik.com. [Occasional Papers Selected from the Guardian, the Times, and the Saturday Review, 1846-1890] Reference
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