One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to or characteristic of the English town of Stratford or its inhabitants.
2Relating to the view that William Shakespeare was the author of the plays typically attributed to him.‘the classic Stratfordian position’
- ‘The director followed the fiercer stuff of his 1989 classic Henry V with this kinder, gentler, but no less effective production of a Stratfordian comedy.’
- ‘I can testify to the bias existing toward any heretical views challenging Stratfordian orthodoxy on most campuses.’
- ‘One Stratfordian academic objects, "but there surely was no Synagogue in Venice."’
- ‘Nowhere is this [low standard of scholarship] more obvious than in the Stratfordian insistence upon Verse 1.’
- ‘The book offers an overview of the Shakespeare authorship debate, focussing on the Stratfordian vs. Oxfordian battle.’
1A native or inhabitant of the English town of Stratford.‘she was one of 21 Stratfordians who were reported to the ecclesiastical court’
- ‘We are not sure if she is the oldest lady in Stratford at the moment, but we do think she may well be the oldest acutal Stratfordian.’
- ‘The timer is now counting down to the Games themselves, displaying the remaining days, hours, minutes and seconds to any Stratfordian who cares to look upwards.’
- ‘The New Work Festival is being launched next week, when Stratfordians will be given the chance to air their own pieces alongside the professionals.’
- ‘Olympic star urges Stratfordians to get swimming.’
- ‘He was a proud Stratfordian who spent most of his career working in the town.’
2A supporter of the view that William Shakespeare was the author of the plays typically attributed to him.‘the Stratfordians remained unmoved from their position’
- ‘Of course I was a Stratfordian for 28 years of my life, though I cannot remember when I was first told in school that a man from Stratford wrote the plays.’
- ‘There is a high level of contention between the two factions - the Stratfordians and the Oxfordians.’
- ‘The author weaves humour and logic into an enjoyable feat of rhetorical sleight of hand that will have even the most devout Stratfordians reconsidering the authority of their idol.’
- ‘If non-Stratfordians had academic power equal to the Stratfordians, the true author (not the conventional Shakespeare) would be embraced.’
- ‘Stratfordians are similarly guilty of ignoring the facts or subjecting them to unwarranted interpretations.’
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