Definition of Bloomsbury in US English:


proper noun

  • 1An area of central London noted for its large squares and gardens and for its associations with the Bloomsbury Group. The British Museum is located here.

    1. 1.1as modifier Associated with or similar to the Bloomsbury Group.
      • ‘Of them all, though, the British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury district of the borough of Camden, will always stand out as the grand old mistress.’
      • ‘Headstrong Elizabeth hangs around with the bohemian Bloomsbury crowd and fancies herself a socialist.’
      • ‘The Shepherd's Bush and Bloomsbury offices in central London joined the strikes.’
      • ‘This book gives only perfunctory treatment to the Bloomsbury circle, and less than perfunctory treatment to the fecund areas of British cinema, music, and theatre in this period.’
      • ‘Woolf seems to have suspected that the Bloomsbury circle, despite its unorthodox views on representation, could not see beyond that fictionality.’
      • ‘The most influential writers of the period, however, reacted strongly against what appeared to them to be the withdrawal and detachment of the Bloomsbury ethos in the twenties.’
      • ‘An uncelebrated poet whose best-known work was his satire on the Bloomsbury set, he and TS Eliot were early mutual admirers.’
      • ‘Later, we walk home along the same streets of Bloomsbury where Virginia Woolf lived and loved and went slowly mad all those years ago.’
      • ‘This is highlighted by Woolf's description of the story's interlocutors who are modeled on a typical Bloomsbury circle of metropolitan artists and critics.’
      • ‘This is an important point, and Reed is right to claim greater recognition for the contribution of the Bloomsbury artists to twentieth-century modernism.’
      • ‘Her first novel, The Languages of Love, is a cosmopolitan Bloomsbury romance, much of it centred on the Reading Room of the British Museum.’
      • ‘I don't mind Freda because she is good influence on David, and she is not a Bloomsbury writer.’
      • ‘It first came to my attention in 1985 while I was standing in a tube station in the Bloomsbury district of London looking at a huge paper advertisement on the wall.’
      • ‘But ever since the trio set up shop in a Bloomsbury brownstone two years ago, they've been preaching the virtues of unknowing.’
      • ‘A sombre-faced Bloomsbury representative soon put the matter straight.’
      • ‘He says moving the head office from its current location, close to the Tunnocks factory in Uddingston, to the fashionable Bloomsbury district of central London, will not mean job losses or affect the roles of key staff.’
      • ‘The Bloomsbury area near Russell Square is an oasis of calm near the British Museum.’
      • ‘Anton Lesser read it with a crisp Bloomsbury quack that the author would probably have approved of and almost certainly emitted.’
      • ‘You can see it happening if you read the Bloomsbury biographies.’
      • ‘And beauty indeed was the principle on which Bloomsbury friendship was based: It consisted almost entirely of those who assigned to beauty the highest moral priority.’