1. exaggerated studiousness
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How To Use bookishness In A Sentence

  • Then (in Roger's vision) he could see the garlanded bibliopole turning to the expectant audience, giving his trailing gown a deft rearward kick as the ladies do on the stage, and uttering, without hesitation or embarrassment, with due interpolation of graceful pleasantry, that learned and unlaboured discourse on the delights of bookishness that he had often dreamed of. The Haunted Bookshop
  • My awkward bookishness could be overcome in that environment through being rather regularly and publicly recognised for achievements in creative writing, drama, public speaking and debating.
  • This "bookishness" formed a real defect of Renaissance systems of training. Early European History
  • Since we chatted, I have thought so much about the reading list and how my understanding of what Joe was thinking in creating it has changed the sense of distance and isolation that I'd been feeling as a result of his bookishness. We're Not on the Same Page, but That's OK
  • He was an oddball child, his bookishness and poetry out of step with his surroundings on the prairie earth.
  • It came as a result of the combination of your bookishness, fertile imagination and love for typography.
  • It is this d ” ” d bookishness which is so unreal. Father Payne
  • Animal is like an English village green retooling of Vampire Weekend, simarly inspired by African pop but more breezy and lacking in the Americans' bookishness. This week's new singles
  • Here the encumberment was less remarkable, but one wall had completely disappeared behind volumes, and the bookishness of the air made it a disgusting thought that two persons occupied this chamber every night. The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories
  • Received a hottish email from Jacqueline Bartlett of the St. Martins Booktown Initiative informing me that her Shipbuilding and Fishing village’s claim to bookishness is anything but bogus. St. Martins, New Brunswick Booktown: The Real Thing
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