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Relating to or characteristic of the book "Erewhon" (1872) by Samuel Butler or the utopia it describes.‘the views of an Erewhonian prophet concerning the rights of animals’
- ‘According to Erewhonian law, offenders are treated as if they were ill whilst ill people are looked upon as criminals.’
- ‘However, the focus of the book is England — which he satirised through his description of Erewhonian society.’
- ‘The first 43 pages move the narrator from his life as a New Zealand shepherd across the mountains to the hidden Erewhonian civilization.’
- ‘The great danger, warned an Erewhonian radical, was not so much the existing machines as the runaway speed at which they were evolving.’
- ‘He finally makes his escape by means of a balloon, in which he carries off a lovely Erewhonian maiden.’
An inhabitant of Erewhon.‘his Erewhonians destroy most of their machines to preserve their humanity’
- ‘Why do the Erewhonians approach death without excessive disappointment?’
- ‘Erewhon, set in a thinly disguised New Zealand, ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians by balloon.’
- ‘To talk about the continued relevance of the book can pick you out as a modern Erewhonian.’
- ‘For instance, the Erewhonians' birth mythology accounts for unconscious memories lingering within a person.’
- ‘He takes a liking to the jailer's young daughter Yram with whom he converses and from whom he learns about the culture of Erewhonians.’
Late 19th century: from the title of "Erewhon" (a partial reversal of Nowhere) + -ian.
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