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  • s  marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

  • Perhaps reflecting his creator's donnish temperament, Inspector Chen is somewhat ambivalent about the door-knocking and petty politicking that go along with police work.
  • With donnish humor and un failing intelligence, Chronicles of Bustos Domecq thrusts a rapier into such gargantuan posturing.
  • Walcott's borrowing of Western European literary forms is peevishly dismissed as "falsifying" and his later career pooh-poohed with a donnish sneer: "A wonderful new black voice in .

  • Germaine Greer in Scotsman
    Germaine Greer, began her fascinating, provocative lecture by attacking the years of ill-researched assumptions "based on no evidence and donnish prejudice against women" which have given us the view that Anne Hathaway was promiscuous, ugly and...

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